The White City: The Lord of the Rings as an Early Medieval Myth of the Restoration of the Roman Empire

  title={The White City: The Lord of the Rings as an Early Medieval Myth of the Restoration of the Roman Empire},
  author={Judy Ann Ford},
  journal={Tolkien Studies},
  pages={53 - 73}
  • J. Ford
  • Published 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Tolkien Studies
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