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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Hanseatic League (former group of nations/states/cities)  Hanseatic League (former group of nations/states/cities)

Note: Refers to an association of Medieval German Cities and merchant groups. It was a confederacy based on defensive and commercial interests. It became a powerful economic and political force in northern Europe. The league dominated commercial activity in northern Europe from the 13th to the 15th centuries. The name "Hanse" was a medieval German word for "guild," or "association," derived from a Gothic word for "troop," or "company." At its height in the 14th century the Hanseatic League had a membership of about 100 towns, mostly German. It last met in 1669.

Names:
Hanse (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Hanseatic League (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Hansa (C,V)
Hanse Towns (C,O,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Hanseatic League (former group of nations/states/cities)  ........  Hanseatic League (former group of nations/states/cities) (P)

Place Types:
former group of nations/states/cities (preferred, C)
league (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Hansa..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 06/26/2002.
Hanse..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 06/26/2002.
Hanseatic League..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1/375
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 06/26/2002
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 343, 310
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 487
Hanse Towns..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 487
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1/375
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 06/26/2002; Accessed 06/26/2002.
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 343, 310
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 487
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984)
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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