The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


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This index links to a range of general articles and guides covering different aspects of Tolkien's universe, and related information.

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The FAQ contains answers to a selection of commonly asked questions, both about Tolkien's universe and about this site. In the FAQ, you'll also find e-mail contact details for the site.

Disclaimer & Bibliography

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Old & Rare Words

A glossary of archaic or unusual words that appear in Tolkien's works.

Lexicon of names

A guide to common elements found in place-names and personal names.

Excyclopedia of Arda

A guide to characters and places from sources outside Tolkien's main canon, including not only material from unfinished works, but also well-known names from movies, games, and so on.

Move-goer's Guides

A selection of guides to the recent trilogy of movies of The Lord of the Rings, aimed especially at viewers who aren't yet familiar with the original story.

Index of Tolkien Links

An extensive index of links to Tolkien-related resources elsewhere on the Web.

Books News

News from HarperCollins, the publishers of Tolkien's works in the United Kingdom, and more.

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