The Battles of Tolkien is an illustrated reference book by David Day. It was published on March 1, 2017 by Thunder Bay Press (San Diego).

It recounts and chronicles the battles of Middle-earth from the creation of Arda to the War of the Ring, discussing of how different weapons and tactics influenced each outcome, as well as perspective on the legends and myths J.R.R. Tolkien used in creating his legendarium.


"The defining battles from the history of Middle-earth are presented in a single, entertaining volume. The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers."
From the publisher

Illustrations by Victor Ambrus (cover), Jacopo Ascari (maps), Graham Bence, Jaroslav Bradac, Tim Clarey, Allan Curless, Gino D’Achille, David Franklin, Melvin Grant, Sam Hadley, David Kearney, Barbara Lofthouse, Mauro Mazzara, Ian Miller, Sue Porter, Lidia Postma, David Roberts.

Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART ONE:
    • BATTLES OF THE VALARIAN AGES
      • War in Heaven
      • The First War
      • The Battle of Powers
  • PART TWO:
    • BATTLES OF THE FIRST AGE
      • The War of the Jewels
    • CHART: WARS OF BELERIAND
      • The Battle of Sudden Flame
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF SUDDEN FLAME
      • The Battle of Unnumbered Tears
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF UNNUMBERED TEARS
      • The War of Wrath
    • MAP: THE WAR OF WRATH
  • PART THREE:
    • THE SECOND AGE: WARS OF THE ELVES AND NÚMENORÉANS
      • The War of Sauron and the Elves
    • CHART: THE SECOND AGE OF THE SUN
      • Wars of the Númenoréans
      • The Last Alliance of Elves and Men
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF DAGORLAD AND THE SIEGE OF THE DARK TOWER
  • PART FOUR:
    • THE THIRD AGE: WARS OF THE DÚNEDAIN
      • The Disaster at Gladden Fields
    • MAP: THE DISASTER AT GLADDEN FIELDS
      • Wars of the North Kingdom of Arnor
    • CHART: THE HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM OF ARNOR
      • Wars of the South Kingdom of Gondor
    • CHART: THE HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM OF GONDOR
  • PART FIVE:
    • THE THIRD AGE: WARS OF THE DWARVES
      • The War of Dwarves and Dragons
      • The Battle of the Five Armies
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
  • PART SIX:
    • THE WAR OF THE RING
    • CHART: BATTLES OF THE WAR OF THE RING
      • The Battle on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm
    • MAP: THE BATTLE ON THE BRIDGE OF KHAZAD-DÛM
      • The Battle of the Hornburg
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF THE HORNBURG
      • The March of the Ents on Isengard
    • MAP: THE MARCH OF THE ENTS ON ISENGARD
      • The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
    • MAP: THE SIEGE OF MINAS TIRITH
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF THE PELENNOR FIELDS
      • The Battle of the Black Gate
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF THE BLACK GATE
      • The Battle of Bywater
    • MAP: THE BATTLE OF BYWATER
    • WAR AND HONOUR
  • A CHRONOLOGY OF THE KINGDOMS ON MIDDLE-EARTH IN THE AGES OF THE SUN
  • INDEX
    • The armies of Melkor
  • INTRODUCTION

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Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Russian Битвы Толкина
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