Examines the evidence in Tolkien’s writings to construct a history of the Shire as a social and political entity. Considers this another example of Tolkien’s ability to imbue his Secondary World with a feeling of reality.
Stoddard, William H.
"Law and Institutions in the Shire,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 18
, Article 1.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol18/iss4/1
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