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The atlas of Middle-earth
Fonstad, Karen Wynn.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
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xiv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Includes index.
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Revision of Fonstad's 1981 version of the topography and synopsis of Tolkien's great epic. Her maps are quite faithful to the spirt of those drawn by the master himself. Changes reflect the recent releases in the History of Middle Earth series. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Tolkien loved maps and geography played a great importance in his books. In the paperback revision of a hardcover that is out of print, cartographer Fonstad here details that aspect of these stories. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The First Age
Introductionp. 1
Valinorp. 6
Beleriand and the Lands to the Northp. 9
The Great Marchp. 16
The Flight of the Noldorp. 18
Realms--Before the Great Defeatp. 19
Menegroth, the Thousand Cavesp. 20
Nargothrondp. 21
Gondolinp. 22
Thangorodrim and Angbandp. 22
Coming of Menp. 24
Travels of Beren and Luthienp. 25
Travels of Turin and Nienorp. 26
The Battles of Beleriandp. 28
The First Battlep. 28
The Second Battlep. 28
The Third Battlep. 30
The Fourth Battlep. 30
The Fifth Battlep. 32
The Great Battlep. 32
The Second Age
Introductionp. 37
Refugee Relocationp. 40
Advent of the Dark Yearsp. 42
Numenorp. 43
Voyages of the Numenoreansp. 44
The Realms in Exilep. 46
The Last Alliancep. 47
The Third Age
Introductionp. 51
Kingdoms of the Dunedain (1050)p. 54
Battles (1200-1634)p. 56
The Great Plague (1636-37)p. 56
Wainriders and Angmar (1851-1975)p. 58
Deepening Difficulties (2000-2940)p. 60
Migrations of Hobbitsp. 64
Migrations of Dwarvesp. 65
Regional Maps
Introductionp. 69
The Shirep. 69
Eriadorp. 72
Wilderlandp. 78
The Misty Mountainsp. 79
The Brown Lands, the Wold, the Downs, and the Emyn Muilp. 83
The White Mountainsp. 86
Mordor (and Adjacent Lands)p. 90
The Hobbit
Introductionp. 97
Over Hill and Under Hill: Goblin-townp. 102
Out of the Frying Panp. 104
Beorn's Wide Wooden Hallsp. 105
Attercop, Attercopp. 106
Thranduil's Cavernsp. 107
Lake-townp. 108
Lonely Mountainp. 110
The Battle of Five Armiesp. 112
The Lord of the Rings
Introductionp. 117
Hobbiton and Bag Endp. 118
Along the Brandywinep. 120
On the Barrow-downsp. 122
At the Prancing Ponyp. 124
Weathertopp. 126
Rivendellp. 127
Moriap. 128
Lothlorienp. 130
Helm's Deepp. 132
Isengardp. 134
Edorasp. 136
Dunharrowp. 136
Minas Tirithp. 138
The Morannonp. 140
Henneth Annunp. 141
The Path to Cirith Ungolp. 143
The Tower of Cirith Ungolp. 144
Mount Doomp. 146
The Battle of the Hornburg (March 3-4, 3019)p. 148
Battles in the North (March 11-30, 3019)p. 150
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (March 15, 3019)p. 151
The Battle of the Morannon (March 25, 3019)p. 154
The Battle of Bywater (November 3, 3019)p. 155
Pathwaysp. 156
Bag End to Rivendellp. 162
Rivendell to Lorienp. 164
Rauros to Dunharrowp. 166
Dunharrow to the Morannonp. 168
The Journey of Frodo and Samp. 170
The Road Homep. 174
The Fourth Agep. 176
Thematic Maps
Introductionp. 179
Landformsp. 180
Climatep. 182
Vegetationp. 184
Populationp. 186
Languagesp. 188
Appendixp. 191
Notesp. 191
Selected Referencesp. 200
Index of Place Namesp. 202
Index of Selected Place Names for The History of Middle-earthp. 209