A New Look Inside the World of JRR Tolkien
Hardback 354pp Illustrated
9781402784767   Product Code: 18233
What were the inspirations behind Tolkien's creation of Middle-earth? Medieval historian Christopher Snyder demonstrates in detail how the captivating fantasy world brought together not only archaeology, art history, the intellectual realms of the ancient world and medieval language, culture and mythology, but also the influence of Tolkien's own First World War experiences and the companionship of his friends in Oxford. Snyder also considers the widespread influence of Middle-earth on modern culture, in film, gaming, environmentalism and Internet fandom.