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Demography of Middle Earth: Gondor

Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Oct 30 2013, 11:13pm

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Demography of Middle Earth: Gondor Can't Post

http://armchairthinker.com/...middle-earth-gondor/

Nice attempt to estimate the population and total fighting strength etc.


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Oct 30 2013, 11:17pm

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Here is Rohan... [In reply to] Can't Post

http://armchairthinker.com/


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Oct 30 2013, 11:29pm

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Another person's attempt [In reply to] Can't Post

http://matthewbailey.mymiddleearth.com/...-of-medieval-europe/

Comparing the Population of Middle-earth with that of Medieval Europe

He comes up with higher populations. I tend to think a bit too high.


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Oct 30 2013, 11:31pm)


Arannir
Valinor


Nov 2 2013, 12:10pm

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Very nice. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for that... years ago I argued with another user for days on a similar question and we tried to find quotes etc. But we were not as detailed and full of historic references as this, awesome.

I think back then we debated whether the battle for Minas Tirith and the Pellennor was the biggest battle of the War of the Ring or whether there might have been larger hosts at war in the Northern Theatre.



ďA dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of menís imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.Ē J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 4 2013, 11:01pm

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Cool... [In reply to] Can't Post

nicely done...would love to see if there are counter-arguments out there with radically different numbers and reasoning....just for comparison sake that is.

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Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Nov 4 2013, 11:09pm

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I am sure there are because there are certain assumptions [In reply to] Can't Post

built into the projections but at least he has provided pretty realistic assumptions.

Middle Earth was fairly depopulated by the time of the Third Age.

 
 

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