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A window into a fantastical world

Why did you call this blog “The Tolkienist”?

There are a number of obvious reasons to this. First of all, any website would do well in chosing a decent name. I could have called it http://www.damn-i-love-middle-earth-so-much-man.com but that wouldn’t be easy to...

Pope Francis (c) Vatican.va

Now even the Pope is a Tolkien fan?

As you may have noticed from some of my posts I am a bit of a Tolkien fan. I’ve taken an interest in his life and works and modern fantasy literature in general for...

A bridge in Oxfordshire. (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Paul Vigor

Walking Through Wilderland: An English archaeological landscape investigation Why read JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, before watching Peter Jackson’s film? Well, speaking as an English historian and post-medieval archaeological landscape investigator, I consider The...

The vision of books and films

A commentary on “Concerning Christopher”

On January 7th, 2013, TheOneRing.Net author JPB published an essay titled Concerning Christopher – An Essay on Tolkien’s Son’s Decision to Not Allow Further Cinematic Licensing of His Work. I was amazed at the assumptions,...