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Why are there no ‘towers of a distant city’ on the map of Middle-earth?

squire
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Sep 11 2010, 10:31pm


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Inspired the recently posted interactive computer map of Middle-earth, I wrote a short essay for the Home Page on why Tolkien seems not to have used his famous Map to full effect in creating his fantasy world. Any comments or discussion would be welcome!



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Why are there no ‘towers of a distant city’ on the map of Middle-earth? squire Send a private message to squire Sep 11 2010, 10:31pm
    He left that to us Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Sep 12 2010, 5:11am
    seems better that way coop7172 Send a private message to coop7172 Sep 12 2010, 5:25am
    Very interesting! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Sep 12 2010, 6:17am
    We, the readers, get to decide what we want there Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Sep 12 2010, 10:16am
        *raises hand* I do! sador Send a private message to sador Sep 12 2010, 7:13pm
    LotR didn't take place in Beleriand. Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 12 2010, 12:47pm
        Well certainly the potential is legitimately there Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 12 2010, 5:43pm
    Who mapped? TPJL Send a private message to TPJL Sep 12 2010, 7:28pm
        "Maps are worrying me." visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Sep 14 2010, 6:39pm
            Sounds to me like he didn't like to make maps Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 14 2010, 7:13pm
            Internal Perspective TPJL Send a private message to TPJL Sep 14 2010, 7:26pm
                Somebody should get right on this ... visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Sep 14 2010, 8:13pm
                Internal Perspective continued TPJL Send a private message to TPJL Sep 14 2010, 8:23pm
    My 3 cents Zizix Send a private message to Zizix Sep 13 2010, 9:15am
        Re: Red Book of Westmarch Legalize_Athelas Send a private message to Legalize_Athelas Sep 13 2010, 6:35pm
        Another 3 cents CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 13 2010, 8:26pm
            In the appendix about Durin's Folk sador Send a private message to sador Sep 14 2010, 7:22am
                Dwarf Rings and armies PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Sep 18 2010, 7:35am
            Cities in Gondor Zizix Send a private message to Zizix Sep 14 2010, 7:26pm
                Gondor the city? PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Sep 18 2010, 7:42am
        *Mods up* Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Sep 14 2010, 3:40am
    C.S. Lewis on unexplained map names. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 14 2010, 5:08am
    Google Middle Earth Raldo_Widefurrow Send a private message to Raldo_Widefurrow Sep 14 2010, 9:42pm
        A Weta map Zizix Send a private message to Zizix Sep 15 2010, 12:14am
        Would the movie's screwy geography be scrapped? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 15 2010, 1:43am
            "They've turned Northwest! They're heading for Isengard!"// Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 15 2010, 7:20am
            Proper geography Raldo_Widefurrow Send a private message to Raldo_Widefurrow Sep 15 2010, 1:38pm

 
 
 

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