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By Donald Harreld

ISBN-10: 9004282882

ISBN-13: 9789004282889

The Companion to the Hanseatic League discusses the significance of the Hanseatic League for the social and monetary heritage of pre-modern northern Europe. proven already as early because the 12th century, the cities that shaped the Hanseatic League created a major community of trade through the Baltic and North Sea region. From Russia within the east, to England and France within the west, the towns of the Hanseatic League created an enormous northern maritime alternate community. the purpose of this quantity is to provide a "state" of the sector English-language quantity through 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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Peoples, Economies and Cultures, Vol. 60). —Single merchants from Lübecker, of course, appeared earlier already, like 1187 in Hamburg-Neustadt, Arnoldi, Chronica, Slavorum iii, c. 20, 110. 49 Helmold, Slawenchronik, c. 86. 28 Hammel-Kiesow Swedes, Ölandians, Goths, Livs and all the peoples of the East. 50 By employing these free trade policies with regard to their Baltic neighbors, it is possible that they were already trying to compete with the more prominent center of transshipment in Schleswig to divert larger shares of goods to Lübeck than ever before.

Only in the thirteenth century (starting with Rostock in 1218) did these settlements receive their charters, which, for a long time, obscured the actual origin of these branches. The majority of the settlers arrived from Lübeck by sea. However, as early as 1180, the Slavic city of Stettin was eclipsed by a German settlement whose inhabitants had arrived by land from the middle lower German area around Magdeburg. While rather tentative progress was being made on the south Baltic Coast, Low German merchants set their sights toward Gotland via Lübeck in order to advance from there on to Novgorod and on to the Baltic Coast.

By adopting the name Liubice (Middle Low German Lubike), the new inhabitants of that settlement proclaimed the continuation of the ruined Slavic castle town’s 45 Helmold, Slawenchronik, c. 53. 46 Blomkvist, Discovery, 392–400. 47 Greater legal security for Lower German merchants, a shorter route to the Baltic Sea in comparison with the route via Schleswig for western Westphalian and Lower Saxon merchants, and direct access to salt and herring served as the foundation for the rise of Lübeck. 48 As early as 1143, Lübeck had become a center for transshipment of herring and salt.

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