The Real Middle Earth : Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings"
Tolkien's world of ogres, goblins, elves and fairies is more popular today than ever but, as this well-written and interesting study shows, it was not entirely fantastical. Bates argues that the tribal world of early medieval Europe, encapsulating Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, was a genuine Middle
Evidence Of The Age Of The Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to these people and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and
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