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The next Hall of Fire topic for discussion is up. Check it out and head on over this weekend!

Middle-earth and Human History: Comparisons and Contrasts

Being the epic work of literature that it is, The Lord of the Rings has been analyzed through a variety of lenses. One of the appealing qualities of LotR is the historical depth and underpinning present throughout the narrative. We are fortunate indeed to have the Silmarillion chronicling the history of Arda’s creation; no doubt Tolkien fans would love to read about the Fifth and Sixth Ages as well.

Which leads to our topic….. How does Middle-earth compare to the history of humanity? At first blush many may focus on European history, although this is surely only part of the conversation. We will discuss both how Middle-earth’s history is similar to ours, and how it is different. So bring your thinking caps and history trivia and come chat this weekend!

Time: Saturday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. EST (10:30 p.m. GMT) AND Sunday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. GMT (1:00 p.m. EST)

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