Examines Tolkien’s themes of service and stewardship, finding a model for the social order of Middle-earth in medieval feudalism and fealty.
"Feudal Values, Vassalage, and Fealty in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 25
, Article 3.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol25/iss3/3