Hanseatic League, also called Hansa, German Hanse, organization founded by north German towns and German merchant communities abroad to protect their. For years, the Hanseatic League dominated the economic fortunes at the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The modern Hanseatic League shows you the cultural . European diplomacy has long been built around alliances, and few have a more glorious history than the Hanseatic League — a 14th century.

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The Perspective of the World. The very foundations of Hanseatic power were crumbling. HolsteinSaxonyMecklenburgPomeraniaBrandenburg. Hansa territories stretched from the Baltic to the North Sea and inland during the Late Middle Agesand diminished slowly after On a more local level, league members also met, and while such regional meetings were never formalized into a Hanseatic institution, they gradually gained importance in the process of preparing and implementing Tagfahrt decisions.

Praca zbiorowa [ Krakow’s history and art: Moreover, it had no central treasury and no central court. Hansa societies worked to remove restrictions to trade for their members. Introduction Western trade to Merging of the associations The League at its outset Political organization to oppose competitors Danish War —70 The league in its final form Decline 15th—17th centuries. Hanselater spelled as Hansa[3] was the Old High German word for a convoy, and this word was applied to bands of merchants traveling between the Hanseatic cities – whether by land or by sea.

The Hanseatic League

A comparative study of thirty city-state cultures: Bones Outten Kestrel Liga Hanseatica. First, they wanted their traffic to be secure in the wild and often barbarous conditions of northern and eastern Europe.


The member communities then chose envoys Ratssendeboten to represent their local consensus on the issue at the Tagfahrt. The dominant language of trade was Middle Low Germana dialect with significant impact for countries involved in the trade, particularly the larger Scandinavian languagesEstonianand Latvian.

In the Dutch—Hanseatic War —41the merchants of Amsterdam sought and eventually won free access to the Baltic and hnseatica the Hanseatic monopoly.

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Imperial City of Cologne. From Visby, German merchants helped establish important towns on the east coast of the Baltic: Novgorod was one of the principal Kontore of the League and the easternmost. Retrieved 1 May Nevertheless, its eventual rivals emerged in the form of the territorial stateswhether new or revived, and not just in the west: In practice the smaller towns, eager to avoid the financial burden of an embassy, entrusted their interests to the representative of some larger town.

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The city was a part of the Electorate of Cologne until acquiring its freedom in —49, after which it aligned with the Duchy of Cleves.

The Hansa sold ships everywhere in Europe, including Italy.

The diets were assemblies of delegates from the various towns, and their decisions Recesse were determined by a majority vote of the towns represented. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate hansfatica contributions. The Encyclopedia of World History: Between hanseatjcaAntwerp was a margraviateindependent of Brabant.

Antwerp became a major Kontor of the League, particularly after the seaway to Bruges silted up in the 15th century, leading to its fortunes waning in Antwerp’s favour, despite Antwerp’s refusal to grant special privileges to the League’s merchants.


There were two main consequences. Danzig had been first a part of the Duchy janseatica Pomerelia, a fief of the Polish Crown, with Polish-Kashubian populationthen part of the State of the Teutonic Order from until Kuolinisku 1 Alternate Mining Methods. So it is not surprising that from the beginning of the 13th century there appeared associations of cities that increased in size and intimacy and had as their fundamental purpose the removal of ligz to trade.

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During the 14th century the Hanseatic League was molded into its definitive form. The league had a fluid structure, but its members shared some characteristics; most of the Hansa cities either started as independent cities or gained independence through the collective bargaining power of the league, though such independence remained limited. Grain, timber and pitch, tar, potash and charcoal, wax and honey, and hemp and flax all were drawn from the huge hinterland to the south and east of the Baltic modern-day Russia and Poland and shipped to the industrial west Flanders and Englandwhich in turn sent cloth and other manufactured goods eastward to the Slavs.

It is the only surviving League building in England. Cologne 1 Dortmund 1. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat

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