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  Fourth Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fourth Age began after Sauron was finally defeated, when his Ruling Ring was destroyed, and the Elves left Middle-earth for the Uttermost West.
This age was (presumably) marked by the recovery of the Númenórean kingdoms in exile (Arnor and Gondor), the final ascent of Men and the total wane of the Elves.
He said, however, in a letter written in 1958 that he believed the Ages had quickened and that it was about the end of the Sixth Age/beginning of the Seventh.
en.wikipedia.org /?title=Fourth_Age   (420 words)

 Fourth Age - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This age was (presumably) marked by the recovery of the Númenorean kingdoms in exile (Arnor and Gondor), the final ascent of Men and the total wane of the Elves.
C.E. was about 6000 years, and that in 1958 it should have been around the end of the Fifth Age if the Fourth and Fifth Ages were about the same length as the Second and Third Ages.
The following is mere speculation and unrelated to fantasy works:That implies that maybe the fall of Nazi Germany ended the Sixth Age in 1945, as the other ages also ended with the downfalls of tyrants.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Fourth_Age   (431 words)

 Station Information - Fourth Age
The Fourth Age began after Sauron was finally defeated, when his Ruling Ring was destroyed, and the Ring Bearers left Middle-earth for the Uttermost West.
That implies that maybe the fall of Nazi Germany ended the Sixth Age in 1945, as the other ages ended with the downfalls of tyrants.
Since Tolkien was a devout Catholic it is certain he would have marked the incarnation of Jesus Christ as the most important event of its age, suggesting the Fifth Age started at the beginning of our calendar.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/fourth_age.html   (263 words)

 Encyclopedia of Arda: Fourth Age
The last of the four ages chronicled by Tolkien, and the one about which least is known (including its length).
The Fourth Age was held to have begun with the passing of the Ring-bearers over the sea from Mithlond on 29 September 3021 (Third Age), though in Gondor it was reckoned as beginning on 25 March of the same year (the second anniversary of the Downfall of Barad-dûr).
The fact that we are 'at the end of the Sixth Age, or in the Seventh' hints strongly that Tolkien saw some important historical event as marking the recent (or imminent) end of the Sixth Age.
www.glyphweb.com /arda/f/fourthage.html   (458 words)

 Council of Elrond :: LotR News and Information
The Fourth Age was the age of the Dominion of Men.
In the Shire Reckoning, it began with the passing of the Three Elven Rings and various heroes of the Third Age, after the defeat of Sauron, on September the 30th of the year Third Age 1421.
In the Fourth Age many of the Elves passed over Sea, and those of the non-Mannish races that remained in Middle-earth dwindled and hid, for their time was past and Men no longer understood them.
www.councilofelrond.com /modules.php?op=modload&name=Encyclopedia&file=index&action=DisplayTerm&pn_vid=8&pn_id=6615   (235 words)

 NEW FRONTIERS in the future of aging: From Successful Aging of the Young Old to the Dilemmas of the Fouth Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Third versus Fourth Age script is a further elaboration of the young old versus old old distinction introduced by Bernice Neugarten [13] and the work of the historian Peter Laslett [12] who is one of the main inventors of the basic idea of multiple ages of life.
Aging is associated with a decrease in biological potential and efficiency of the organism.
The psychology of the oldest-old: the Fourth Age.
www.valenciaforum.com /Keynotes/pb.html   (8308 words)

 Encyclopedia: Fourth Age
In the fiction of J. Tolkien, the First Age began with the awakening of the Elves, and ended with the final overthrow of Morgoth by the combined armies of Valinor and Beleriand.
The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth.
Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fourth-Age   (1458 words)

 4.7 Fourth Age Histories
Are these things written in the Fourth Age, being the Age after the books, or are they from the previous Fourth Age (i.e.
And men cried out to the Creator, saying, O Light of the Heavens, Light of the World, let the Promised One be born of the mountain, according to the prophecies, as he was in ages past and will be in ages to come.
Technically I suppose this shouldn't be in the "Fourth Age" section since it was written in the Third Age, but this fit best, as it is written from a historical perspective rather than a prophetic one.
linuxmafia.com /jordan/4_prophecy/4.7_4th-age.html   (644 words)

 Fourth Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Fourth Age is a d20 campaign setting that has been in production for over 4 years.
Fourth Age campaign setting is covered by the Open Game License v1.0a as defined by Wizards of the Coast(TM).
Some parts of the Fourth Age are open game content and may be derived from in accordance with this license.
home.worldonline.dk /sunbeam/fourthage   (205 words)

 The Grey Havens - Songs & Tales: Isildur - Preface
When he retired to Gondor in 64 Fourth Age, he took the copy with him and gave it to King Elessar I. It was long kept in the famed library of Minas Tirith, which burned, to our eternal loss, some four hundred years later.
However, in 172 Fourth Age, Findegil, the Writer of King Eldarion II, made an exact copy of the Red Book at the request of Faramir II, Thirty-fifth Thain, and that copy went again north to be kept in the Took Library.
Of all the events of those far-off days, the most stirring are those that were recognized even by their participants as so momentous as to signal the end of an age and the beginning of a new.
tolkien.cro.net /talesong/isildur/preface.html   (2057 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: Fourth Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Fourth Age began after Sauron (additional info and facts about Sauron) was finally defeated, when his Ruling Ring (additional info and facts about Ruling Ring) was destroyed, and the Elves left Middle-earth for the Uttermost West (additional info and facts about Uttermost West).
Tolkien said that he thought the distance between the end of the Third Age and the 20th century (additional info and facts about 20th century)
That implies that maybe the fall of Nazi Germany (The Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)) ended the Sixth Age in 1945, as the other ages also ended with the downfalls of tyrants.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/fourth_age.htm   (261 words)

 Three Rings for the Elven Kings
Second Age: Saturday 26 December 9564 BC Third Age: Tuesday 24 December 6123 BC Fourth Age: Wednesday 18 March 3102 BC The first two of these dates, despite appearances, are almost exactly the winter-solstice - the Gregorian Calendar gets slightly out of synchronisation with the seasons when projected that far back.
It would be a relatively easy task to project the Fourth Age calendar forward as far as we liked, but unfortunately such a thing would give a false impression because Tolkien stated that the ages have probably quickened, in other words got shorter.
Furthermore, if the Third Age is anything to go by, it is perfectly possible that the calendar rules for the Fourth Age were tampered with at some unknown date.
www.angelfire.com /rings/three/chrono.htm   (2996 words)

 Tolerien - Of the Fourth Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In Zian, the devastation was complete, the great city was laid waste, and only a handfull survived the initial destruction.
But the most significant race to arrive in Fornae during the Fourth Age were the Urz.
And though the High Elves still lived in Forté, itself virtually unchanged since the opening verses of the Annuwelowar, they avoided New Zian, and most of the other Free Peoples, preferring to let the younger races tend to their own affairs.
www.thecandyjar.com /multiverse/tolerien/fourth.htm   (644 words)

 [ Daily Tolkien ] Exploring Tolkien's Fourth Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Thorin III was born in the year 2866 of the Third Age, and he would have been 153 years old when his father died in the War of the Ring.
Borlas, the aged protagonist of The New Shadow, could smell "the old evil", which apparently was the evil represented by the true Orcs, former servants of Sauron, and other creatures.
The Fourth Age will face shreds of the evils left over from the Third Age, and the Fourth Age leaders will be developed in the fight against them.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/chat/837114/posts   (3188 words)

 Middle-earth Play-By-Mail - Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth - strategy game play by mail game - play-by-mail ...
Northwestern Middle-earth around the end of the First Millennia Fourth Age is a time of political and social upheaval.
Following the passing of the Third Age, climaxed by the exploits of the Fellowship of the Ring and the fall of Sauron, the West enters a brief period of consolidation and prosperity, followed by a long period of growth and migration, strife and despair, war and recovery, brought about by the constant expansion of Men.
F.A. 552 The aged Elendil II abdicates the throne of the Reunited Kingdom in favor of his eldest son, Isildur II.
www.meturn.com /gsifiles/fa.html   (1340 words)

FOURTH AGE BOOM ACADEMY — The International Longevity Center-USA is accepting applications from journalists to attend its Fourth Age Boom Academy in New York City, November 9-14.
AGE BEATLES NEWS: HARRY WILEND and DALE BELL, producers of “and Thou Shalt Honor,” the 2-hour PBS program shown last fall (release with a companion book from Rodale) received their first research-and-development grant for their sequel from the National Association of Healthcare Underwriters.
ASA is a nonpartisan, nonlobbying organization of professionals in aging that is based in San Francisco.
www.asaging.org /agebeat/abo_issue.cfm?id=38   (1302 words)

 The Fourth Age - Archbishop Brendan O'Brien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A number of years ago, the term "third age" was coined to describe people who have retired from active employment and yet still have much to contribute to the common good of society.
Today, these "young old" we add another group that is increasing in numbers, the "fourth age" or those over 75 years of age.
A United Nations' resolution has declared 1999 International Year of Older Persons and has adopted as its theme "Toward a Society for All Ages." This theme seeks to encourage the development of a multigenerational society which would be committed to creating the kinds of conditions where older people are able to fulfill their potential.
www.occb.on.ca /english/obrien.html   (304 words)

 Encyclopedia of Arda: Círdan the Shipwright
At the end of the First Age, with the destruction of Beleriand, he moved eastwards and founded Mithlond, the Grey Havens, on the Gulf of Lhûn.
He took an active part in the events of the Third Age, too; it was his mariners, for example, who sought to rescue Arvedui the last King of Arthedain.
He was still the master of the Grey Havens at the end of the Age, when he saw the Ring-bearers' White Ship, that he had held in preparation over the long years, pass into the West.
www.glyphweb.com /arda/c/cirdan.html   (378 words)

 Editorial: Preparing for the 'fourth age'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Families that do finesse these life transitions very likely are ones in which the aging relative either helped decide in advance what should be done, or can still make his or her wishes known.
When you're negotiating with an aging parent on how to re-settle them, it's not too soon to sit down with your children or other trusted relatives for a heart-to-heart on plans for your own fourth stage of life.
McGrew also argues, in the case of heterosexual couples, the woman's preferences on such decisions as where to live should be given a little more weight, since statistically speaking, she is more likely to outlive the man by five to six years.
news.enquirer.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060108/EDIT03/601080376/1042/LIFE07   (779 words)

 Something Requisitely Witty and Urbane: The Fourth Musical Age
This age is composed, largely, of simply the music that is put in front of you.
At the tail end of this age a band showed up with a anthem that simply rocked the foundation of the popular music world at the time.
Suddenly, this somber, introspective, dark and beautiful album opened me up to a whole world of people, especially women, who had real things to say, and who's poetry was matched with their ability to string it together in intricate and interesting music.
www.srwu.net /index/2005/02/the_fourth_musi.html   (1755 words)

It's seeds were planted in the Ephesian Age as the "deeds" of the Nicolaitans, evolving into the "doctrine" of the Nicolaitans in Pergamos; adding the "doctrine" of Balaam; and, in Thyatira the false prophecy of the "Jezebel" spirit.
In this fourth age He finds that the honor which belongs to Him alone is bestowed upon another.
For example a great burden of the last age is the pressure of riches, soft living and nervous tensions in a complex age that we seem unfitted to live in.
www.biblebelievers.org /acolum.htm   (7607 words)

 History - World Guide - The World of Whent
The Sages speak of the current time as the beginning of the Fourth Age although those Sages who still cleave to the hope of the re-birth of the Old Kingdom argue we are still amidst the Third Age.
Nearly all knowledge of this age has been lost to the sands of time but we do know it was during this time that the Nobel Giants gathered the people into a grand nation.
The Fourth Age has come and the world is renewing itself.
home.nycap.rr.com /whent/wbkHistory.html   (561 words)

 Middle Earth: Fourth Age
Although Sauron has been vanquished from the lands of Middle-earth shadow still lies deep across parts of the land, and brave men and women of the free peoples are still needed to battle the darkness that might swallow the light of a new age.
The Fourth age is the age of Men.
The premise is that in this age the other races are beginning to withdraw from contact with the rest of the world.
members.aol.com /talonmail/mesaga.html   (1007 words)

 Exploring Tolkien's Fourth Age
Many people are curious about how the Fourth Age would have unfolded had Tolkien written much about its history.
Tolkien did begin a story set in the Fourth Age, the working title of which was The New Shadow.
This would have been a sequel to The Lord of the Rings, but he abandoned the work after only a few pages, feeling there was nothing left to say which would have been fantastic and enchanting.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/tolkien/31389   (629 words)

 Hobsbawm's fourth age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Age of Extremes picks up the story in the 20th century through the sub-ages of the Age of Catastrophe (war, depression, fascism, war), the Golden Age (the postwar economic boom) and the Landslide (the economic recessions and political instability from the end of the boom in the early '70s).
Age of Extremes, by and large, shows an undiminished political, economic and cultural acumen, and the same sprightliness of prose, that Hobsbawm's previous Ages displayed.
Age of Extremes lacks the sureness of vision, and the motivating power to go forth and right wrongs, of Hobsbawm's earlier works about earlier times.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/1995/172/172p24.htm   (1093 words)

 History of Modern Randland
In one Age, called the Fourth Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist.
Unfortunately, the world was hurled into chaos not unlike the Breaking, and it took most of the Fourth Age to return to something near normality.
Seeing as we still don't know as much as we did in the Age of Legends, the resulting thirteen seals aren't quite as thorough as the original seven, but the Dark One has little more power to reach beyond his prison then he did in that Age.
www.fortunecity.com /rivendell/empiriana/498/history.html   (1240 words)

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