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Morgil 12/Dec/2006 at 02:40 AM
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I need a little help from a kind soul.  Which of the HoME books has information on Rohan and/or the Rohirrim? My copies of HoME are currently loaned out and I want to know which one(s) to get back. Any help would be humbly appreciated.
Boromir88 12/Dec/2006 at 08:04 AM
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You don’t need HoMe to get good information about Rohan.  If you check the Appendices of LOTR, there is a good section (called The House of Eorl) about how Rohan ’came to be,’ and a listing (with some information) on all its Kings.  Also in Unfinished Tales there is a chapter The Battles of the Fords of Isen, which is more details to Saruman’s war again Rohan and the story just prior to Gandalf and co. saving Theoden.
Endril 12/Dec/2006 at 09:32 AM
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I read the UT part about Rohan and that is a great source of information. There are described a lot of things and even how the entire rohirric army was organised, with groups of cavalry, kinds of cavalry, archers, eoreds etc. But read it yourself and you will understand and find out more.
geordie 12/Dec/2006 at 10:04 AM
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Which of the HoME books has information on Rohan and/or the Rohirrim?

According to my copy of the nifty combined index to HoMe, the vols. you want are VI, VII, VIII, IXa and XII

Morgil 12/Dec/2006 at 03:09 PM
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Boromir88...Thanks, but I was already aware of the appendices. I should have noted that and that I was looking specifically for information outside the LotR volumes.

Legolas Fireblade and geordie...Thank you both. It’s been so long since I read through UT and HoME that I couldn’t remember.  

geordie...Is that combined index in one of the volumes or a seperate item? That would be a handy reference.

geordie 12/Dec/2006 at 03:19 PM
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Morgil - it’s a separate volume. Mine is published in the UK by Harper Collins. Prob. published by Houghton Mifflin in the States - though it is only available in paperback; so maybe not. Anyway, here’s the details:

_The History of Middle-earth Index_ London: Harper Collins 2002.
ISBN 0 00 713743 5. It’s compiled by a friend of mine; very erudite; name of Helen Armstrong. A very nice lady. An incredibly useful book!
halfir 12/Dec/2006 at 03:51 PM
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Morgil: The following Letters also contain references to/information about Rohan:

#’s: 93, 144, 296, 297 (the most extensive),X(

Nenarye 12/Dec/2006 at 09:47 PM
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Lólindir 13/Dec/2006 at 12:31 PM
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Didn’t know the existence of HoME and HoTE and none of them...seems to me that there are a lot more than the five classical books i’ve read. Also red Aegidius, farmer of ham, but no more.

Are those books material from JRRT or from his son? Ive found a lot of books from "history of middle earth" but didnt like them....and stop searching.
Kirinki54 13/Dec/2006 at 02:24 PM
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Morgil, apart from all the good advice given above, you might want some other perspectives on the Rohirrim. In “The Road to Middle-earth”, Tom Shippey wrote some very interesting passages, especially in ch 4 ‘A Cartographic Plot’. (But of course, to appreciate them, you ought to read the whole book – it is well worth it!)

halfir 13/Dec/2006 at 02:29 PM
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Are those books material from JRRT or from his son

The twelve volumes of HOME  (History of Middle Earth ) are edited by CT but are the words of Tolkien. Although extensive editorial comment is given, it is quite clear which parts of the work are Tolkien’s and which are CT’s comments on his father’s drafts and working papers.

While at times heavy going, they are an invaluable source of information both as to aspects of ME , Tolkien’s creative process, and his later more philosophical musings on the world he had created.

Luinidril 13/Dec/2006 at 09:09 PM
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geordie and halfir - Morgil asked me to thank you both for your additional information. He updated his email address in his profile and as a result his account is deactivated. As a result he can not make any posts  himself. He is currently awaiting his account re-activation email. Impatiently awaiting, I dare to say, knowing him as I do.  
geordie 13/Dec/2006 at 10:59 PM
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Luinidril and Morgil - you’re welcome.