Many early printed books lacked a title page, and the Nuremberg
Chronicle is no exception. This fact has led it to be called several things
by different groups of people. Scholars refer to it by the Latin title Liber
Chronicarum ('Book of Chronicles'), since this phrase occurs in the introduction
to the work's index. English speaking bibliophiles, however, have long called
it the Nuremberg Chronicle, after the city in which it was published.
Finally, Germans have recently begun to call it Die Schedelshe Weltchronik
('Schedel's World History') after its author, whose name appears no where in
the printed edition.