The Hanseatic League - Trade in the North and Baltic Seas c. 1400

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 14 September 2022

A map illustrating the expanse and complexity of the northern Europen trade network of commerce and the powerful association of cities and merchant guilds known as the Hanseatic League (from Old High German - Hanse for “guild,” or “association,” most probably based on a Gothic word for “company, troop, a gang of men”). At its height, the League numbered more than 200 cities across Northern Europe and maintained a trade monopoly along the coasts of the Baltic and the North Seas, from present-day Russia in the east to England and Scotland in the west.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, September 14). The Hanseatic League - Trade in the North and Baltic Seas c. 1400. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16368/the-hanseatic-league---trade-in-the-north-and-balt/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Hanseatic League - Trade in the North and Baltic Seas c. 1400." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 14, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16368/the-hanseatic-league---trade-in-the-north-and-balt/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Hanseatic League - Trade in the North and Baltic Seas c. 1400." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Sep 2022. Web. 03 Oct 2022.

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