The World of Tolkien:


Literary and Philosophical Studies of the Works of


J. R. R. Tolkien


See What's New in the World of Tolkien



I. The Art of Tolkien
II. The Tolkien Syntopicon
III. The Transactions Middle-earth Society
IV. The Encyclopedia of Middle-earth

The Art of J. R. R. Tolkien

The following are articles devoted to the investigation of Tolkien's literary effort.

One Ring to Rule them All by David Harvey

The Tolkien Syntopicon

Under construction (see A New Vision of the Tolkien Encyclopedia).

A tentative list of topics and instructions are provided to expand upon the conceptual introduction given in the "New Vision" document.

The Transactions of the Middle-earth Society

An archive of intelligent but informal debate and inquiry into the subject of Tolkien's literary and philosophical work.

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First Edition: 29 May 1996