Skip to main content

IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 749: Mighty Pillars for Bridging Borders: Networks and Cooperation in the Hanseatic World

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Maria Seier, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Moderator/Chair:Nadine Ulrike Holzmeier, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 749-aThe 'Hanseatic' Trade Network of the Finnish Skalm Family in the 15th and Early 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ilkka Anselmi Leskelä, Department of Political & Economic Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Genealogy and Prosopography, Social History
Paper 749-bMighty Friends When Times Get Rough: The 'Lübecker Ratsstreit' (Council Conflict), 1403-1416
(Language: English)
Maria Seier, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 749-cArtists and Their Networks in the Baltic Sea Region: Some Examples from Lübeck and Tallinn in the Second Half of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Anja Rasche, Netzwerk Kunst und Kultur der Hansestädte Stralsund
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Economics - Trade

As a political and economic hub between Northern and Central Europe the Baltic Sea region together with neighbouring regions is characterised by the Hanseatic League, which has occupied a dominant place within historical research. As a strong and well-organized network in questions of politics, economy, and trade, it has been regarded as the shaping force. However, the more powerful the Hanseatic League is portrayed, the more other, equally important alliances in the region fall behind. In three case studies we focus on network structures and interdependencies, which developed complementary, competitively, or independently to the League.