Tower of Babel

Material Information

Tower of Babel
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Turrim Babel
Rolevinck, Werner, 1425-1502
Rolewinck, Werner ( contributor )
Gaston Auboneau collection.
Place of Publication:
Georgius Walch
Publication Date:
Paper ( medium )
H28.6 x W20 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
آسيا -- العراق -- بابل -- الحلة -- أطلال بابل
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Iraq -- Babil -- Babylon ruins -- Hillah
32.536389 x 44.420833


The Fasciculus temporum, by the Carthusian monk Werner Rolewinck, is the earliest printed chronological world history. The work was first printed in Cologne in 1474, and more than thirty updated editions were published in its author’s lifetime. This copy was published by Georgius Walch in Venice in 1479. -- The text is chiefly concerned with Biblical history before the birth of Christ, and with the spread of Christianity after that. The book incorporates genealogical tables, maps of the world and tinted miniature views of famous cities. The layout is innovative, with running timelines showing the lives of Hebrew prophets, Roman Emperors and Popes. Among the recent events recorded is the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman armies in 1453. (Text by Tom Tomlinson, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Rolevinck, Werner, 1425-1503 : 12415146
General Note:
Werner Rolevinck is also known as Werner Rolewinck
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 99
General Note:
From: Werner Rolewinck. Fasciculus temporum omnes antiquorum cronicas complectens (Encyclopaedia of History). Venice : Georgius Walch, 1479.
General Note:
Folio 4 of EC47.1

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
EC47.1 ( soas shelf mark )