On this Lübeck Haus Bookstore's catalogue page are listed books for the Hanseatic League.
The Hanseatic league, also known by the German word Hansa meaning a guild or company, began in 1358. The Hansa was an alliance of trading cities that established and maintained a trade monopoly along the coast of Northern Europe, from the Baltic to the North Sea, during the Late Middle Ages and Early modern period.
Rival cities cooperated within the League to defend themselves from pirates as well as to compete against larger economic powers. The League is widely regarded as a forerunner of the European Community both as a free trade zone and as an entity that had to balance the interests of the larger polity with the identities and interests of its members on the other.
For almost four centuries, the League maintained its own military, an exchange mechanism, regulated tariffs and even had a Parliament, known as the Diet, (the Hansetage), although this met infrequently. There were also regional and district diets.
The League aimed to promote and protect trade, which meant that maintaining peace was also a major concern. It sometimes waged war but favored peace. The making of war and peace was discussed in the Diet. In extreme cases its members resorted to warfare, as when they raised an armed force that defeated the Danes in 1368 and confirmed the league's supremacy in the Baltic Sea. Over 150 towns were at some point associated with the league, including Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck. The last diet was held in 1669, but the league was never formally dissolved. Lübeck, Hamburg, and Bremen are still known as Hanseatic cities.
The books on this page are offered for sale in association with Amazon.com.
FOR BOOK DETAILS:For individual book descriptions, prices, and availability, click on the book title. Read the book details, then place your book in the shopping cart at the Amazon.com page and complete your purchase by following their instructions.
To return to this page to locate another book, click on your browsers back button.
ORDERING BOOKS:To order any book listed on our bookstore's catalogue pages, click on the book title. Place your book in the shopping cart at Amazon.com and complete your purchase by following instructions at the Amazon.com page.
If you are not ready to complete your purchase at that time, your books can remain in the shopping cart at Amazon.com until you are ready to purchase your books. Your choice can be "stored" for up to eighty nine days.
Then when you are ready to complete your purchase, return to the shopping cart at Amazon.com and complete your purchase by following their instructions.
Ordering your books at Amazon.com through our bookstore links is convenient, quick, safe, and easy.
For additional books on Hanseatic League, German history, Prussia, Euopean history, or any other subject, please use the Amazon.com browsers by clicking on Amazon.com Browser Boxes .
These browse boxes will allow you to search the entire Amazon.com website for any book title and any product.
Remember to Bookmark or Add To Favorites this page so that you can find it easily again.
Return to the top of this book list by Clicking Here
Remember, ordering at Amazon.com through our store links is convenient, quick, safe, and easy.
Click on this banner.
Browse through hundreds of new and used sporting items by category.
Click on this banner to find your groceries, beverages, and that perfect gift basket of tasty gourmet foods.
Select what you need, place your order, and Amazon.com will ship your order to your home, office, farm, cabin, airport ware house, or fishing boat dock.
Click on this banner.
Browse through hundreds of magazines, begin a new subscription or renew your present ones.
Use these Browser Boxes to find more books on Hanseatic League, Hansa, Lübeck, browse any book category, or find any product at Amazon.com.
Use these browser boxes by choosing a category from their pull-down menu. Enter a keyword where applicable. Then click on Go!.
Ordering your books and all products at Amazon.com through Lübeck Haus Bookstore is convenient, safe and easy, guaranteed.
Thank you for shopping at Lübeck Haus Bookstore.
If you have comments, suggestions, or questions, email webmeister at lübeckhaus@sedelmeier.com