A Companion to the Hanseatic League by Donald Harreld

By Donald Harreld

The Companion to the Hanseatic League discusses the significance of the Hanseatic League for the social and monetary historical past of pre-modern northern Europe. verified already as early because the 12th century, the cities that shaped the Hanseatic League created an immense community of trade during the Baltic and North Sea quarter. From Russia within the east, to England and France within the west, the towns of the Hanseatic League created an enormous northern maritime exchange community. the purpose of this quantity is to offer a "state" of the sphere English-language quantity by way of one of the most revered Hanse students. participants are Mike Burkhardt, Ulf Christian Ewert, Rolf Hammel-Kiesow, Donald J. Harreld, Carsten Jahnke, Michael North, Jurgen Sarnowsky and Stephan Selzer.

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81 (82), 392–393. , Danmarks gamle Købstadsløvgivning, vol. 1 Sønderjylland (Copenhagen: Rosenkilde og Bagger, 1951), 3–17. 28 The cathedrals in Ribe and Schleswig as well as numerous other churches in Jutland dating from 1120–1260, all of which were constructed using tuff (tufa) from the Rhine region, are proof of the very pronounced South-North trade. Written, architectural, and archeological sources demonstrate close trade relations between the Rhineland (especially Cologne) and Schleswig. These commercial relations reached as far as Southern France in the west and more than likely extended beyond Schleswig in the east.

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