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By Bes, L. (ed.), Frankot, E. (ed.), Brand, H. (ed.)

Overlaying virtually 1 archival collections in all international locations round the Baltic Sea (including the Netherlands), this consultant presents an important device for students learning the region's maritime, monetary and diplomatic family among one hundred forty five and 18.

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Tension built up among the League’s members, however, as a consequence of increasing protectionism in the eastern Baltic towns. In order to strengthen their grip on direct trade with Russia, they imposed measures that were intended to prevent all foreign traders, including merchants from Lübeck and the Wend towns, from circumventing the staples of Riga and Reval. However, such policies only widened the already existing ¿ssures within the League, as they emphasised the Baltic towns’ desire to escape Lübeck’s tutelage.

In every country, the participating organisations have made their own selection of the most important sources to be described. Only in Russia no partner could be found capable of covering all essential repositories in time. Therefore, the Estonian Historical Archives has compiled descriptions of the most accessible materials in St. Petersburg, while places such as Moscow and Kaliningrad could unfortunately not be included. The guide focuses on archival texts, maps and drawings, the latter only if they qualify as archival material.

Denmark’s strategic position on the Sound posed a clear threat to Hanseatic traf¿c and provoked an open sea war. The conÀict ended in the military humiliation of the Danes and the exemption of the Wend towns from the Sound levies. This reduced the Danish king’s role to that of a mediator during the Holland-Wend War of 1438–1441, and attempts to encourage Dutch trade on the Baltic in the following decades were foiled by the overwhelming power of the northern German towns. The succession to the throne of Christian II (1514–1523), who was allied through marriage with the Habsburg emperor and sovereign in the Low Countries, brought about a dramatic shift in relations with the League.

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