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Parma Endorion

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Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-earth by Michael Martinez is a freely available eBook containing numerous essays and insight into J.R.R. Tolkien's Arda.



Chapter 1: The Geography of Arda

Chapter 2: A Brief History of Arda

Chapter 3: The Elven Peoples of Arda

Chapter 4: The [Men]] of Arda

Chapter 5: Orcs and Other Foul Things

    • Orcs
    • What did Orcs look like?

Chapter 6: A Little Bit Of Hobbit Lore

    • Where did Hobbits come from?
    • What happened To Smeagol's people?
    • How did Hobbits go to sea?

Chapter 7: Things You Might Not Have Known About The Northmen

    • The Anglo-Saxon Myth
    • Why did Tolkien use Old English to represent the language of Rohan?
    • But what about "Beowulf?" Didn't Tolkien use material from the classic Anglo-Saxon poem?
    • Okay, but were The Rohirrim unlike the Anglo-Saxons in any Significant way?
    • What About The Burial Mounds outside Edoras?
    • The Kingdom of Dale
    • The Great King Bladorthin

Chapter 8: What Does An Elf Do In Aman?

Chapter 9: What Does A Woodman Do All Day?

Chapter 10: Planning The Middle-earth Wedding

    • Rehearsals and Receptions

Chapter 11: The Wonders of Middle-earth

Chapter 12: A Chronology For Tolkien's Four Ages

Chapter 13: Sources Used For Research

  • Appendix A: New Information
    • Orcs

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