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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Hanseatic League

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A combination of towns in North-western Germany for the mutual protection of their commerce against the pirates of the Baltic and the mutual defence of their liberties against the encroachments of neighbouring princes; it dates from 1241, and flourished for several centuries, to the extension of their commerce far and wide; numbered at one time 64 towns, and possessed fleets and armies, an exchequer, and a government of their own; the League dwindled down during the Thirty Years' War to six cities, and finally to three, Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Hanseatic League'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/h/hanseatic-league.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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