HISTORICAL FICTION is a popular genre, but J.R.R. Tolkien may have been the only author ever to create a fictional world so convincingly real that it can be analyzed as history. Somewhat surprisingly, that hasn’t been attempted until now.
Dr. Timothy Furnish, who normally writes on Islamic history and eschatology, joins us to discuss his fascinating new book, High Towers and Strong Places: A Political History of Middle-Earth.
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