J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
|J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia:|
Scholarship and Critical Assessment
|Editor||Michael D.C. Drout, associated editors: Douglas A. Anderson, Marjorie Burns, Verlyn Flieger, and Tom Shippey|
|Released||10 October 2006|
The J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment is a massive reference book published in 2006, edited by Michael D.C. Drout, co-edited by Douglas A. Anderson, Marjorie Burns, Verlyn Flieger, and Tom Shippey.
The book conains 550 articles contributed by a team of 127 Tolkien scholars, covering topics of J.R.R. Tolkien's fiction, his academic works, his intellectual and spiritual influences, and his biography.
A paperback edition was released on 20 December 2013.
Contents[edit | edit source]
See the List of the articles
From the publisher[edit | edit source]
A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field.
Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements- including his translations of medieval texts-teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics:
- Art and illustrations
- Characters in Tolkien's work
- Critical history and scholarship
- Influence of Tolkien
- Literary sources
- Creatures and peoples of Middle-earth
- Objects in Tolkien's work
- Places in Tolkien's work
- Reception of Tolkien
- Medieval scholars
- Scholarship by Tolkien
- Medieval literature
- Stylistic elements
- Themes in Tolkien's works
- Theological/philosophical concepts and philosophers
- Tolkien's contemporary history and culture
- Works of literature
Publication history and gallery[edit | edit source]
- Routledge, hardcover (2006), pp. 808. ISBN 0415969425
- Routledge, paperback (2013), ISBN 0415865115