The Tengwar character Arda

ARDA - annual for Arda research

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.


Volume I

Published 1981 / Arda 9 - NO LONGER IN STOCK (the volume may be reprinted, if there is sufficient demand)


Volume II

Published 1983 / Arda 10, containing:

Nils-Lennart Johannesson: Solidaritet och makt, intimitet och förakt - om bruket av thou i The Lord of the Rings / Solidarity and Power, Intimacy and Contempt - On the Use of thou in The Lord of the Rings

Rhona Beare: Gissningar om Quenyas ursprung / Conjectures on the origin of Quenya

Hanna Bergstrand: Firiel - ett motivs utveckling och behandling / Firiel -The Development and Handling of a Theme

Hanna Bergstrand: "The Sea-bell" och besläktade dikter / "The Sea-bell" and Related Poems

Nils Ivar Agøy: Arthedains samfunn og historie / Arthedain's Society and History

Jessica Yates: Angrepp på Tolkien: de första 25 åren / Tolkien-bashing: The First 25 Years

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika / Chronicle
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters


Volume III

Published 1986 (only a few copies left!) / Arda 1982-83, containing:

Nils-Lennart Johannesson: A Mirror of the Soul - On the Indexical Function of Gollum's Speech / Språket som själens spegel - om den indexikala funktionen hos Gollums tal

Anders Blixt: Gondors statsskick: en kortfattad beskrivning / The Constitutional Order of Gondor: A Short Description

Beregond, Anders Stenström: Något om tideräkningen i Rohan / Some Notes on Time-reckoning in Rohan

T.A. Shippey: A Look at Exodus and Finn and Hengest / En blick på Exodus och Finn and Hengest

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika och rapporter / Chronicle and Reports
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters

Åke Bertenstam: Supplement för 1981-1982 till En Tolkienbibliografi / Supplement for 1981-1982 to A Tolkien Bibliography


Volume IV

Vols. IV & V form a double volume. Published 1988 / Arda 1984, containing:

The Clerkes Compleinte [a humorous poem by Tolkien, published anonymously in 1922] - Text, Commentary [by T.A. Shippey] and Translation / Djäknens klagan - text, kommentar och översättning

Douglass Parker: Hwaet We Holbytla... / Vi hört om hobbitars...

Beregond, Anders Stenström: Något om pipor, blad och rökning / Some Notes on Pipes, Leaf and Smoking

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika / Chronicle
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters


Volume V

Vols. IV & V form a double volume. Published 1988 / Arda 1985, containing:

Naomi Collyer: Recollections of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien / Erinringar om professor J.R.R. Tolkien

G.H. Thomson: The Lord of the Rings: The Novel as Traditional Romance / Romanen som traditionell romans

Vitæ breves nuper inventæ duæ / Two Recently Found Short Biographies

Nils-Lennart Johannesson: Sure as Shiretalk - On Linguistic Variation in Hobbit Speech (Part One) / Språklig variation i Fylke och Bree (Del ett)

Beregond, Anders Stenström: Striking Matches - An Exegesis of H V:4 / Kunde tändstickorna strykas?

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika och rapport / Chronicle and Report
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters

Åke Bertenstam: Supplement för 1983-1984 till En Tolkienbibliografi / Supplement for 1983-1984 to A Tolkien Bibliography


Volume VI

Published 1990 / Arda 1986, containing:

The Clerkes Compleinte Revisited [with facsimile of Tolkien's manuscript] / Djäknens klagan än en gång

Ian A. Muirhead: Theology in Gandalf's Garden / Teologi i Gandalfs trädgård

Beregond, Anders Stenström: Något om Ringbärarens dagar kring Spindelns Pass / Some Notes on the Ringbearer's Days around the Pass of the Spider

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika och rapport / Chronicle and Report
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters

Åke Bertenstam: Supplement för 1985-1986 till En Tolkienbibliografi / Supplement for 1985-1986 to A Tolkien Bibliography


Volume VII

Published 1992 / Arda 1987, containing:

Nils Ivar Agøy: The Shaping of Middle-earth: Some Reflections on Tolkien's Cosmology / Midgårds daning: några reflektioner kring Tolkiens kosmologi

T.A. Shippey: Long Evolution: The History of Middle-earth and its Merits / En lång utveckling: The History of Middle-earth och dess förtjänster

Beregond, Anders Stenström: The Figure of Beorn / Beorngestalten

Florence Vilén: Mumintrollets broder: Tove Janssons bilder till Bilbo / Brother of the Moomintroll: Tove Jansson's Illustrations for The Hobbit

Nils-Lennart Johannesson: Sure as Shiretalk - On Linguistic Variation in Hobbit Speech (Part Two) / Språklig variation i Fylke och Bree (Del två)

The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika och rapporter / Chronicle and Reports
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters

Åke Bertenstam: Register till supplementen för 1981-1986 till En Tolkienbibliografi / Index to the Supplements for 1981-1986 to A Tolkien Bibliography


Volume VIII-XI

Published 1994 / Arda 1988-1991, containing:

Andreas Haarder: Beowulf - A Work of Art / Beowulf - et kunstværk

Beregond, Anders Stenström: Skönhet och fara och sorg: En tankeväv hos Tolkien / Beauty and Peril and Sorrow

Chris Seeman: Tolkien's Conception of Evil: An Anthropological Approach / Tolkiens ondskebegrepp ur antropologisk synvinkel

Sébastien Ferenczi: Mordor - Empire of Evil or Decline of a Model? / Mordor - ondskans rike eller misslyckad modell?

Jadwiga Wegrodzka: The Hero Stereotype and Its Modifications in The Lord of the Rings / Hjältestereotypen och dess modifikationer i The Lord of the Rings

Rönt och noterat / Records and notes
Nils-Lennart Johannesson: The Clerkes Compleinte Yet Again: A Note on maystryes / Djäknens klagan ännu en gång - en kommentar till ordet maystryes

The Years' Work in Tolkien Studies
Krönika / Chronicle
Rapporter / Reports
Recensioner / Reviews

Brev / Letters

Åke Bertenstam: Supplement för 1987-1990 till En Tolkienbibliografi / Supplement for 1987-1990 to A Tolkien Bibliography


Tengwar och Cirth

Special publication in Swedish: some comments on LR App.E I, and Swedish translation of LR App.E II (which was much abridged in the translated book)


Prices (Swedish crowns)

Arda 10 30:-
Arda 1982-83 35:-
Arda 1984 & 1985 45:-
Arda 1986 65:-
Arda 1987 95:-
Arda 1988-1991 150:-
Tengwar och Cirth 20:-

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Last updated 28 September 2000.