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By Michael D. C. Drout

An in depth paintings of reference and scholarship, this one quantity Encyclopedia comprises discussions of all of the basic concerns in Tolkien scholarship written through the major students within the field.
Coverage not just offers the latest scholarship on J. R. R. Tolkien, but additionally introduces and explores the writer and scholar's existence and paintings inside their historic and cultural contexts.
Tolkien's fiction and his resources of impression are tested together with his creative and educational achievements- together with his translations of medieval texts- educating posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically prepared entries fall in the following different types of topics:
• Adaptations
• artwork and illustrations
• Characters in Tolkien's work
• severe historical past and scholarship
• effect of Tolkien
• Languages
• Biography
• Literary sources
• Literature
• Creatures and peoples of Middle-earth
• gadgets in Tolkien's work
• locations in Tolkien's work
• Reception of Tolkien
• Medieval scholars
• Scholarship via Tolkien
• Medieval literature
• Stylistic elements
• topics in Tolkien's works
• Theological/ philosophical strategies and philosophers
• Tolkien's modern background and culture
• Works of literature

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Even more importantly, they have continued to encourage me throughout the project and have provided excellent advice. Their own entries—some of the most difficult—have also contributed enormously to the book. At Wheaton College, my student research partners, Stephanie Olsen and Melissa Smith-MacDonald, were instrumental in helping me to develop the original table of contents for the Encyclopedia. Marcel R. Bu¨lles and Rebecca Epstein were invaluable in completing the work. My colleagues in the English department and beyond have continued to support my work, and Marilyn Todesco has saved me from my own mistakes and generously provided the friendship and encouragement (as she always does) that allow me to work.

After the death of Cwen, Eriol journeys westward over the ocean to Tol Eresse¨a, where he marries an Elvish woman with whom he has another son, Heorrenda. During his sojourn, Eriol also learns the ‘‘Lost Tales of Elfinesse’’ from the Elves themselves and even witnesses the ruin of Elvish Tol Eresse¨a. He, together with his son, afterward returns to his homeland. The tales of the Elves were written down either by Eriol himself or by Heorrenda. The latter joins his half-brothers Hengest and Horsa, who are to be identified with the semimythical Jutish leaders of the Germanic tribes that came over to Britain in the fifth century AD.

Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. Noel, Ruth S. The Mythology of Middle-earth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. A. The Road to Middle-earth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. See also Goldberry; Monster (Barrow-wight); Poems by JRRT: Adventures of Tom Bombadil; Rhyme Schemes and Alliteration; Tom Bombadil 3 ÆLFWINE (OLD ENGLISH ‘‘ELF-FRIEND’’) ÆLFWINE (OLD ENGLISH ‘‘ELF-FRIEND’’) Ælfwine is a common Anglo-Saxon name (cf. Ælfwine [died 937 in the Battle of Brunanburh], grandson of King Alfred; or Ælfwine, abbot of the New Minster, Winchester, 1031–57) and comprises the equally common Anglo-Saxon name-elements ælf (‘‘elf,’’ cf.

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