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The Shaping of Middle Earth, Volume IV is the fourth in a series of twelve volumes of the History of Middle Earth. It follows two books of Lost Tales and the Lays of Beleriand. In The Shaping of Middle Earth, J. R. R. Tolkien's son Christopher analyzes his father's unpublished manuscripts.
Christopher Tolkien mostly describes the original "legendaria" or legendary material that is found in The Book of Lost Tales as it evolved to The Silmarillion, the detailed great historical narrative of the World of The Lord of the Rings, mythology, cosmology and all. The book includes a number of important manuscript edits, and many maps and other diagrams.
The Shaping of Middle-Earth contains seven texts that vary widely in length. Chapter 1 is the Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales, which are brief bits of manuscript that cover the time of Tuor in Gondolin and the Nordoli's... View more of the The Shaping of Middle-earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the Annals,... Summary
The Shaping of Middle-earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta, and the Annals,... Lesson Plans contain 97 pages of teaching material, including: