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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources

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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources
AuthorEdited by Jason Fisher

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources[note 1] is a forthcoming book edited by Jason Fisher. The work will include "new primary material: quotations from a handful of previously unpublished letters as well as from Tolkien’s unpublished lecture notes on the 'Legends of the Goths'".[1]



  • "Introduction: Why Source Criticism?" (Tom Shippey)
  • "Source Criticism: Background and Applications" (E.L. Risden)
  • "Tolkien and Source Criticism: Remarking and Remaking" (Jason Fisher)
  • "The Stones and the Book: Tolkien, Mesopotamia, and Biblical Mythopoeia" (Nicholas Birns)
  • "Sea Birds and Morning Stars: Ceyx, Alcyone, and the Many Metamorphoses of Eärendil and Elwing" (Kristine Larsen)
  • "'Byzantium, New Rome!': Goths, Langobards, and Byzantium in The Lord of the Rings" (Miryam Librán-Moreno)
  • "The Rohirrim: 'Anglo-Saxons on Horseback'? An Inquiry into Tolkien's Use of Sources" (Thomas Honegger)
  • "William Caxton's The Golden Legend as a Source for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings" (Judy Ann Ford)
  • "She and Tolkien, Revisited" (John D. Rateliff)
  • "Reading John Buchan in Search of J.R.R. Tolkien" (Mark T. Hooker)
  • "Biography as Source: Niggles and Notions" (Diana Pavlac Glyer and Josh B. Long)

External links


  1. First announced as "The Bones of the Ox": J.R.R. Tolkien and Source Criticism


  1. The Bones of the Ox at Lingwë (accessed 6 February 2011)