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Requests for Tolkien Research Assistance

Postby Riv Res » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:56 pm

I am opening this thread in the hopes that someone among us can assist me in finding any info that may be out there on The Pelennor.

While we are doing this I would invite anyone and everyone who may be researching any Tolkien topic and would like some help from our wonderful and numerous in house scholars :wink: to posts their requests here as well.

Here is what I am researching.

The Pelennor Fields:

:arrow: Any descriptions of the Pelennor.
:arrow: The climate.
:arrow: Was it used for any kinds of agriculture?
:arrow: Was it indeed a 'field'?
:arrow: Was it liberally or sparsely populated in times of peace?
:arrow: Populated where and by whom?

If you have anything at your fingertips...would sorely love for you to post it here. :D

Many, many thanks!

Any other research requests?
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Postby Merry » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:10 pm

Fun!
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Postby Merry » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:42 pm

I haven't read through LOTR on the Pelennor recently, but there are a couple of things that I remember that suggest that it is a Mediterranean climate. I think that in one of his letters, Tolkien writes that he thinks of Minas Tirith as something like Rome. Also, the description of the plants in Ithilien, which is nearby, suggests a more temperate climate--lots of herbs, etc. I can't get any more specific, but I'll try to look up the references tonight.
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Postby Riv Res » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:57 pm

This is EXACTLY what I am needing Merry. I want to know if Tolkien mentions vineyards anywhere in the Pelennor or to the south. I am envisioning Tuscany here. :wink:
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Postby Merry » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:58 am

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Postby Merry » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:09 am

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Postby Merry » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:22 pm

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Postby Riv Res » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:52 pm

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Postby Merry » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:57 pm

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Postby Riv Res » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:50 pm

From Fonstad's Atlas...

All of Gondor, and even southern Rohan, all of Ithilien, and all of Lebinnin are classified as humid climates, all having mild winters. The northern reaches had mild summers.

Everything from Gondor southwards having hot dry summers. Fonstad lists our current equivalents as Mediterranean Sea area and Southern California. :wink:
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Postby Lindariel » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:02 pm

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Postby Riv Res » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:40 pm

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Postby Lindariel » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:35 pm

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Postby Riv Res » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:48 pm

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