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''The Nature of Middle Earth'' is a collection of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s works, published posthumously and edited by [[Carl F. Hostetter]].
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It also features some unpublished writings post-''[[Lord of the Rings]]'', and taps into the time and space of Middle Earth, lifestyles, free will,<ref name="an elf friend">[https://anelffriend.com/resources/ Resources], An Elf Friend.</ref> elvish reincarnation, <ref name="New Tolkien Book: The Nature of Middle Earth">[https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2020/11/new-tolkien-book-the-nature-of-middle-earth/ New Tolkien Book: The Nature of Middle Earth], Tolkien Society.</ref> and how they are related to his mythology.
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== Contents ==
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* Foreword
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* Editorial Practices
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* Abbreviations and Conventions
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'''Part One: Time and Ageing'''
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* Introduction
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* The Valian Year
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* Valinorian Time-Divisions
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* Of Time in Arda
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* Time-scales
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* Natural Youth and Growth of the Quendi
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* The Awaking of the Quendi
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* The March of the Quendi
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* Eldarin Traditions Concerning the "Awakening"
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* Time-scales and Rates of Growth
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* Difficulties in Chronology
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* Ageing of Elves
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* Concerning the Quendi in their Mode of Life and Growth
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* Key Dates
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* Calculation of the Increase of the Quendi
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* A Generational Scheme
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* Note on the Youth and Growth of the Quendi
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* Generational Schemes
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* Elvish Ages and Reincarnation
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* Elvish Life-cycles
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* Time and its Perception
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* Notes on Elvish Time-reference
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* A Fragment from ''The Annals of Aman''
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* A Fragment from ''The Grey Annals''
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'''Part Two: Body, Mind and Spirit'''
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* Introduction
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* Beauty and Goodness
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* Gender and Sex
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* Eldarin Hands, Fingers, and Numerals
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* Hair
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* Beards
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* Descriptions of Characters
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* Mind-pictures
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* Knowledge and Memory
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* ''ósanwe-kenta''
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* Notes on ''órë''
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* Fate and Free Will
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* The Knowledge of the Valar
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* Spirit
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* The Visible Forms of the Valar and Maiar
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* Elvish Reincarnation
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* From ''The Statute of Finwë and Míriel''
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* Death
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'''Part Three: The World, Its Lands, and Its Inhabitants
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* Introduction
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* Dark and Light
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* The Primal Impulse
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* Powers of the Valar
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* The Making of Lembas
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* Note on Elvish Economy
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* Dwellings in Middle-earth
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* The Founding of Nargothrond
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* Manwë's Ban
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* Elvish Journeys on Horseback
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* Rider to "The White Rider"
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* Lives of the Númenóreans
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* The Ageing of Númenóreans
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* Of the Land and Beasts of Númenor
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* Note on the Consumption of Mushrooms
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* The Númenorean Catastrophe & End of "Physical" Aman
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* Galadriel and Celeborn
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* Silvan Elves and Silvan Elvish
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* Note on the Delay of Gil-galad and the Númenóreans
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* Note on Dwarvish Voices
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* Note on the Dwarf Road
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* From ''The Hunt for the Ring''
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* The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor
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'''Appendices'''
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* Metaphysical and Theological Themes
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* Glossary and Index of Quenya Terms
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* Index
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== References ==
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