Arda Society

Arda is an annual for the furtherance and propagation of all discoveries and insights that render clearer the picture of the ancient world that J.R.R. Tolkien subcreated. Arda is bilingual: since volume III, each text in it is either in English with a summary in Swedish or other Scandinavian language, or else in a Scandinavian language with a substantial English summary (in volumes I and II always thus). Arda is published by the Arda Society with support from the Forodrim.


Arda 1983

Paperback. Bevat:

Nils-Lennart Johannesson: Solidarity and Power, Intimacy and Contempt - On the Use of thou in The Lord of the Rings

Rhona Beare: Conjectures on the origin of Quenya

Hanna Bergstrand: Firiel -The Development and Handling of a Theme

Hanna Bergstrand: "The Sea-bell" and Related Poems

Nils Ivar Agøy:  Arthedain's Society and History

Jessica Yates: Tolkien-bashing: The First 25 Years

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies


Arda 1988

Paperback. Bevat:

Andreas Haarder: Beowulf - A Work of Art

Beregond, Anders Stenström: Beauty and Peril and Sorrow

Chris Seeman: Tolkien's Conception of Evil: An Anthropological Approach

Sébastien Ferenczi: Mordor - Empire of Evil or Decline of a Model?

Jadwiga Wegrodzka: The Hero Stereotype and Its Modifications in The Lord of the Rings

Records and notes
Nils-Lennart Johannesson: The Clerkes Compleinte Yet Again: A Note on maystryes

The Years' Work in Tolkien Studies


Åke Bertenstam: Supplement for 1987-1990 to A Tolkien Bibliography