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16798Re: [mythsoc] Minas Tirith and Constantinople

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  • Stolzi
    Jul 6, 2006
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Carl F. Hostetter

      As for the claim that "the name "Uruk-Hai" ... was surely borrowed
      from the "Yuruk", nomadic tribesmen used as auxiliary soldiers by the
      Ottomans", this is in fact not at all "sure", and indeed is
      exceedingly unlikely, as also is any connection between the Uruk-Hai
      and Sumerian Uruk.
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      Actually, I thought that too. But some of the wider similarities between
      Minas Tirith's siege and Constantinople's fall were interesting to
      contemplate.

      Diamond Proudbrook
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