By Donald Harreld
The Companion to the Hanseatic League discusses the significance of the Hanseatic League for the social and financial background of pre-modern northern Europe. confirmed already as early because the 12th century, the cities that shaped the Hanseatic League created a tremendous community of trade during 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 unlimited northern maritime exchange community. the purpose of this quantity is to provide a "state" of the sphere English-language quantity via probably 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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44 Blomkvist, Discovery, 401f. 26 Hammel-Kiesow Segeberg Castle and in 1134, presumably from his court in Halberstadt, awarded certain privileges to the Gotlanders residing within his sphere of influence. In this, the western Slavs did not fail to recognize the danger that threatened their political and cultural independence. 45 What is more, the Slavs razed Old Lübeck almost immediately after the death of Lothar in 1138. Obviously, the Slavs had seen a center for German influence in the presence of this castle settlement.
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. In addition, Lübeck served as a hub for the sea to land and land to sea transport of Baltic trade goods headed to the south and southwest.
The rise of Lübeck only coincided with the rule of the Saxon duke, but its increasing importance made Henry the Lion interested in the new city in the first place. However, the city’s ascent was very slow, primarily because the Low German merchants lacked ships! ”49 Among other things, this meant an exemption from duties for the Russians, Normans, 47 Rolf Hammel-Kiesow, “Neue Aspekte zur Geschichte Lübecks: von der Jahrtausendwende bis zum Ende der Hansezeit. Die Lübecker Stadtgeschichtsforschung der letzten zehn Jahre (1988–1997).
A Companion to the Hanseatic League by Donald Harreld