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19018History of the Hobbit

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  • Cathy Akers-Jordan
    Oct 16, 2007
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      It's on Amazon, too (and at the top of my Christmas wish list)!



      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Diane Joy Baker" <dbaker021@...> wrote:
      > I just saw *Mr. Baggins* and *Return to Bag End* under the rubric
      title *History of the Hobbit* at a local Barnes and Noble. Your name on
      the cover. (Or it looked like it!) Congratulations!
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: John D Rateliff
      > To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 8:19 PM
      > Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mystical Realms Newsletter for October, 2007
      > On Oct 4, 2007, at 5:48 AM, jef.murray wrote:
      > > Tolkien's Elves were immortal, and so they were, as such, natural
      > > guardians of history and wisdom. But Tolkien modeled these
      > > beings after the Benedictine monks of Europe. The western monastic
      > > tradition, which began with the Rule of St. Benedict, spread
      > > throughout Europe during the Dark Ages.
      > I have never heard this theory before, of the Elves being modeled on
      > medieval Xian monks. Can you point me towards a source? I shd have
      > thought the Tuatha de Danaan a closer parallel than the
      > --John R.
      > (sorry to be slow in responding, but I've been away in the Midwest
      > and am just starting to play catch-up on my email)
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