Questions tagged [tolkiens-legendarium]

Questions about the body of work that presents the background to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel 'The Lord of the Rings'. Use this tag with [j-r-r-tolkien], [christopher-tolkien] or both, depending on the focus of the question.

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Why does Tolkien keep referring to the Fellowship as "the Company"?

I noticed that the group making the journey from Rivendell is called "the Company" rather than "the Fellowship". The title of the book has "The Fellowship", yet he doesn'...
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What essentially does Tolkien mean by "Fall, Mortality and The Machine"?

I recently started reading The Silmarillion, and came across the below passage in a letter Tolkien sent to Milton Waldman. Anyway all this stuff is mainly concerned with Fall, Mortality, and the ...
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What is the internal order of Christopher Tolkien's last three books in the Middle-earth legendarium?

Christopher John Reuel Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien's third son, died very recently. He is best know for editing and publishing materials he inherited from his father, including these three books: The ...
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