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Map of Middle-earth

The History of Middle-earth is a 13-volume series of books that collect and analyse material relating to Middle-earth, compiled and edited by the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien. Some of the content consists of earlier versions of already published works by Tolkien, while other portions are completely new material. These books are extremely detailed, to the point of documenting scraps of paper that have been erased multiple times with many footnotes. Christopher Tolkien has documented the history of the writing of the Middle-earth stories in as much detail as his father documented the fictional history of Middle-earth itself.

The first two books introduce readers to The Book of Lost Tales, a mythology for England from which Tolkien drew ideas that eventually became the 'Silmarillion' mythology. The next three books follow the history of the emerging early mythology usually known as The Silmarillion. The discussion of the published book is deferred until book ten. Books six through nine discuss the development of The Lord of the Rings, book nine's second half discussing the Númenor story (the first versions of which were covered in Book Five). Book ten and eleven discuss the Annals of Beleriand and Annals of Aman, which works were developed together with the Silmarillion tradition and which also served as source material for the published Silmarillion. Book twelve discusses the development of the Appendices to The Lord of the Rings, followed by some assorted essays from Tolkien's last years of life.

  1. The Book of Lost Tales 1 (1983)
  2. The Book of Lost Tales 2 (1984)
  3. The Lays of Beleriand (1985)
  4. The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986)
  5. The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987)
  6. The Return of the Shadow (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.1) (1988)
  7. The Treason of Isengard (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.2) (1989)
  8. The War of the Ring (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.3) (1990)
  9. Sauron Defeated (The History of The Lord of the Rings v.4) (1992)
  10. Morgoth's Ring (The Later Silmarillion v.1) (1993)
  11. The War of the Jewels (The Later Silmarillion v.2) (1994)
  12. The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996)
  13. The History of Middle-earth: Index (2002)

The thirteenth volume, The History of Middle-earth: Index, completely integrates all the indices from the other twelve books into one large index.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Die Geskiedenis van Middelste-aarde
Amharic መካከለኛ-የምድር ታሪክ
Arabic تاريخ الأرض الوسطى
Azerbaijani Orta Yerin Tarixi
Belarusian Cyrillic Гісторыя Міжзем'е
Bengali মধ্যম পৃথিবীর ইতিহাস
Bosnian Povijest Međuzemlja
Bulgarian Cyrillic Историята на средната земя
Burmese အလယ်အလတ်မြေ၏သမိုင်း
Cambodian ប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្តនៃផែនដីពាក់កណ្តាល
Catalan La Història de la Terra Mitjana
Cebuano Ang Kasaysayan sa mga tunga-tunga-yuta
Chinese 中土世界的歷史
Croatian Povijest Međuzemlja
Czech Historie Středozemě
Danish Historien om Midgård
Dutch De Geschiedenis van Midden-aarde
Esperanto La Historio de Mezo-tero
Estonian Keskmaa Ajalugu
Finnish Keski-maan Historia
French L'Histoire de la Terre du Milieu
Frisian De Skiednis fan midden-ierde
Galician A Historia da Terra-media
Georgian შუახმელეთის ისტორია
German Die Geschichte Mittelerdes
Greek Η Ιστορία της Μέσης Γης
Gujarati મધ્યમ પૃથ્વી ઇતિહાસ
Hausa Tarihin Tsakiyar duniya
Hebrew ההיסטוריה של הארץ התיכונה
Hindi मध्य पृथ्वी के इतिहास
Hmong Lub keeb kwm ntawm nruab nrab-lub ntiaj teb
Hungarian Középfölde Históriája
Icelandic Saga af Miðgarði
Indonesian Sejarah Tengah-bumi
Irish Gaelic Stair na lár-domhain
Italian La Storia della Merra di mezzo
Japanese 中つ国の歴史
Javanese Sajarah Tengah-bumi
Kannada ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಭೂಮಿಯ
Kazakh Cyrillic орта-жер тарихы
Korean 중간 대륙의 역사
Kurdish تهه‌ هیستۆری ۆف میددله‌-ه‌ارته (Arabic script) Li ser Dîroka Navîn-erd (Latin)
Laotian ປະຫວັດສາດຂອງພາກກາງ, ແຜ່ນດິນໂລກ
Latvian Vēsture Vidējā-zemes
Lithuanian Iš Viduriniosios Žemėje Istorija
Luxembourgish D'Geschicht vun Mëtt Äerd
Macedonian Cyrillic историјата на Блискиот Земјата
Malay Sejarah pertengahan bumi
Marathi मध्य-पृथ्वी इतिहास
Maltese L-istorja ta ' l-ert tan-nofs
Nepalese मध्य-पृथ्वीको इतिहास
Norwegian Historien om Midgard
Pashto د منځني ځمکه د تاريخ
Persian تاریخ از میانه زمین
Polish Historia Śródziemia
Portuguese A História da Terra-média
Punjabi ਮੱਧ-ਧਰਤੀ ਦੇ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਨੂੰ
Romanian Istoria Pământului de Mijloc
Russian История Средиземья
Samoan Le Talafaasolopito o le Lalolagi-ogatotonu
Scottish Gaelic Eachdraidh de Meadhan-talamh
Serbian историја средње земље (Cyrillic) Istorija Srednje Zemlje (Latin)
Sindhi وچ ۾ زمين جي تاريخ
Sinhalese මැද-පෘථිවිය ඉතිහාසය
Spanish La historia de la Tierra Media
Sudanese Nu Sajarah Tengah-bumi
Swahili Historia ya Dunia-atikati
Swedish Historia Midgård
Tajik Cyrillic Таърихи Миёна-замин
Tamil மத்திய பூமியின் வரலாறு
Telugu మధ్య భూమి యొక్క చరిత్రలో
Thai ประวัติศาสตร์มิดเดิลเอิร์ธ
Turkish Orta Dünya Tarihi
Ukrainian Cyrillic Iсторія Середзем'я
Urdu مڈل-زمین کی تاریخ
Uzbek Тҳе Ҳисторй оф Миддле-еартҳ (Cyrillic) Yaqin-erning Tarixi (Latin)
Welsh Hanes Canol-ddaear
Xhosa Yeembali KuMbindi-emhlabeni
Yiddish די געשיכטע פון מיטל-ערד
J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium

Works published during his lifetime
The Hobbit | The Lord of the Rings | The Adventures of Tom Bombadil | The Road Goes Ever On

Posthumous publications
The Silmarillion | Unfinished Tales | The History of Middle-earth (12 volumes) | Bilbo's Last Song | The Children of Húrin

Lists of LOTR Wiki articles about Middle-earth
by category | name | writings | characters | peoples | rivers | realms | ages

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