eBook J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 020396151X
  • ISBN-13: 9780203961513
  • DDC: 828.91209
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 808 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released February 2015
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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: adaptations; art and illustrations; characters in Tolkien's work; critical history and scholarship; influence of Tolkien; languages; biography; literary sources; literature; 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
Contributors.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Thematic List of Entries.
Introduction.
Conventions and Abbreviations.
1: AB Language.
2: Adventures of Tom Bombadil.
3: Ælfwine (Old English “Elf-Friend”).
4: Alcuin (CA. 735–804).
5: Aldhelm (d. 709 OR 710).
6: Allegory.
7: Alliteration.
8: Alliterative Revival.
9: Alliterative Verse by Tolkien.
10: Alphabets, Invented.
11: America in the 1960s: Reception of Tolkien.
12: Ancrene Wisse.
13: Angband.
14: Angels.
15: Animals in Tolkien's Works.
16: Aquinas, Thomas.
17: Aragorn.
18: Arda.
19: Arkenstone.
20: Arms and Armor.
21: Art and Illustrations by Tolkien.
22: Arthurian Literature.
23: Arthurian Romance.
24: Artistic Movements.
25: Artists and Illustrators' Influence on Tolkien.
26: Arwen.
27: Asceticism.
28: Astronomy and Cosmology, Middle-Earth.
29: Auden, W.H.: Influence of Tolkien.
30: Augustine of Canterbury, Saint, First Archbishop of Canterbury (d. c. 604).
31: Augustine of Hippo.
32: Authorship.
33: Bakshi, Ralph (1938–).
34: Barfield, Owen (1898–1997).
35: Barrie, J.M. (1860–1937).
36: Battle of Maldon, the.
37: Bede (St. Bede the Venerable, Old English Bæda) (672?–735).
38: Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter (1911–81).
39: Beorn.
40: Beowulf and the Critics.
41: “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”.
42: Beowulf: Tolkien's Scholarship.
43: Beowulf: Translations by Tolkien.
44: Beren.
45: Bible.
46: Bilbo Baggins.
47: Biology of Middle-Earth.
48: Bliss, Alan (1921–1985).
49: Bodleian Library, Oxford.
50: Book of Lost Tales I.
51: Book of Lost Tales II.
52: Boromir.
53: Bournemouth.
54: Boyens, Philippa.
55: Brut by Layamon.
56: Buchan, John (1875–1940).
57: Butler, Samuel (1835–1902).
58: Caedmon.
59: Calendars.
60: Capitalism.
61: Carolingians.
62: Catholicism, Roman.
63: Cave, The.
64: Caves and Mines.
65: Cecil, Lord David (1902–86).
66: Charms.
67: “Chaucer as Philologist: The Reeve's Tale”.
68: Childhood of Tolkien.
69: Children's Literature and Tolkien.
70: Christ.
71: Christ: “Advent Lyrics”.
72: Christian Readings of Tolkien.
73: Christianity.
74: Church of England.
75: Class in Tolkien's Work.
76: Coghill, Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer (1899–1980).
77: Collecting.
78: Colors.
79: Comedy.
80: Communism.
81: Criticism of Tolkien, Twentieth Century.
82: Cruces in Medieval Literature.
83: Cynewulf.
84: Dagnall, Susan (1910–52).
85: Danes: Contributions to English Culture.
86: Danish Language.
87: Dante.
88: D'Ardenne, S.R.T.O. (1899–1986).
89: Darkness.
90: Death.
91: Denethor.
92: Denham Tracts, The.
93: Denmark: Reception of Tolkien.
94: Deor.
95: Descent.
96: Despair (Wanhope).
97: Devil's Coach-Horses.
98: Devils.
99: Doors and Gates.
100: Doubles.
101: Dragons.
102: Dramatizations: Stage and Spoken.
103: Dreams.
104: Druids.
105: Dundas-Grant, Jim (1896–1985).
106: Dutch Language.
107: Dwarves.
108: Dyson, Hugo (1896–1975).
109: Eärendil.
110: Earth.
111: East, The.
112: Easterlings.
113: Education.
114: Egypt: Relationship to Númenóreans.
115: Eldamar.
116: Elements.
117: Elendilmir.
118: Elessar.
119: Elf-Shot.
120: Elrond.
121: Elves.
122: Elves: Kindreds and Migrations.
123: Elves: Reincarnation.
124: Elvish Compositions and Grammars.
125: Enchantment.
126: England, Twentieth Century.
127: “English and Welsh”.
128: Ents.
129: Environmentalism and Eco-Criticism.
130: Environmentalist Readings of Tolkien.
131: Éomer.
132: Éowyn.
133: Epic Poetry.
134: Eru.
135: Esperanto.
136: Essays Presented to Charles Williams.
137: Estate.
138: Eucatastrophe.
139: Eucharist.