New:Arda by Mans Bjorkman
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New:Barad-dur by Jesse Chuhta
New: The Speculative Archive grows with insightful comments and searching questions by Tom Stanton concerning the Valar and the subject of divine intervention.
New:Dol Guldur by Jesse Chuhta
New:Download the first text edition of the Encyclopedia of Middle-earth. This edition is for Macintosh users. I understand that a version for the PC world is in the works.
New: The Submission Guidelines have been modified. Please review them.
New: Five articles by Justin Fitzpatrick: Finwe, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Feanor, and The Sundering of the Quendi
New:Allegory and Similarity in Literature from an essay by Donavan Hall.
New: The Nazgul by Daniel Pagendam
New:Tom Bombadil by Wolfgang G. Wettach
New: The Family Tree of Bilbo Baggins by Mans Bjorkman
New: If you have any questions about Balrogs or the Rings of Power, these new articles by Erik Tracy will supply the
New:Elured and Elurin | Dior, Heir of Thingol
New:The Chroniclers of Middle-earth by Mans Bjorkman is a thorough treatment of the many sources and authors whose record of history was shaped by Tolkien into the form we have it today.
The Tolkien Encyclopedia now features articles in Spanish. Sergio Porro has written an article on Deagol. An English translation of this article is also available. In addition, Mr. Porro has translated ETEP submission guidelines into Spanish. [NOTE: submissions in any language are welcome.]
Update: Mans Bjorkman has updated his articles concerning Orcs, Half-orcs, the Uruk-hai, the Istari, and Elvish Philosophy: On Death and Incarnation.
Update: Three family trees compiled by Mans Bjorkman have been updated. The House of Beor | The House of Hador | The Haladin
The Speculative Discussion Archive: contribute to a growing permanent hypertextual archive of discussion concerning the world and work of J. R. R. Tolkien.
Justin M. Fitzpatrick has composed articles concerning Luthien and the tragic story of Beren and Luthien.
Mans Bjorkman has sent along an article on the "Straight Road." Also he has constructe several new family trees which outline the geneology of the
great houses of Middle-earth.
Those of you interested in the languages and writing systems which Tolkien invented ought to look at the new article by Dan Smith on the Tengwar cursive phonetic alphabet. Mr. Smith demonstrates how the alphabet can be used to write in Quenya, Sindarin, and English. He also includes information on where to obtain Tengwar fonts for your personal computer.
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