The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth

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The Keys of Middle-earth is aimed at students of medieval literature and students of Tolkien, as well as admirers of Tolkien's fiction, or the filmed version of Peter Jackson. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the medieval languages and texts that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth aimed at those new to the area. Using key episodes in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, medieval texts are presented in their original language with translations, plus supporting essays on Tolkien the medievalist, the medieval languages, and key themes a€“ such as the epic, runes, and Tolkien's poetry.This new edition includes essays on Gothic, Celtic, and Finnish literature; extracts from the Kalevala; further Old English texts; and has been updated to reflect recent scholarship and recent publications (e.g. Tolkien's translation of Beowulf). An essential book for all Tolkien readers who wish to delve deeper into the background to his mythology.poems, such as the Old English The Fight at Finnsburg (4.8) or heroic songs of the Poetic Edda (4.3) (Heusler, 1920, 1921, ... Beowulf not only seems to be a later form of epic, but it also shares features with another relatively late genre, what isanbsp;...

Title:The Keys of Middle-earth
Author: Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-08-28

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