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In the harbour of a Hanseatic City , 1909 - The picture shows a hanseatic harbour in the Baltic Sea (middle of 15th century). Many cogs with high side plates are in the harbour, which serve as merchant and combat vessels at the same time.
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The patriciate and the estates , 1978 - The picture shows several patricians in a medieval council chamber. You can see the powerful men of the council who came together in the town-hall. The books on the big wooden table served for the registration of trade agreements. The patricians emerged from the local nobility and/ or the ministerialis during the 11th century. The council was an important institution in the towns, which they passed on from generation to generation.
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Bruges at the time of the Hanseatic League , 1942 - Because of its direct access to the North-Sea, the hanseatic town of Bruges participated in international trade and received market rights in 1200 AD. The picture shows several cogs in the harbour. With a crane, driven by men, workers load and unload the ships. Bales and sacks are stacked on the stockyard. Merchants directly sell their goods in the harbour. In the background you can see the belfry of Bruges which, together with the cloth hall refers to the Flemish cloth trade.
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A banking and trading house in the early modern period (Fugger) , - The picture shows the interior of a banking and trading house. You can see the delivery of barrels and bales. Upstairs some merchants are ordering goods.
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A medieval market , - The picture shows a medieval market town. On the marketplace you can see traveling merchangs with their tents and market stalls selling their goods like cloths. Jugglers are performing and some people are drinking in a tent. You can further see representatives of the guilds in the town: a tailor, negotiating with a noble lady wearing a hennin. On the left side you can see the stall of a moneychanger or money-lender.
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At the Roman boundary wall , 1933 - The picture shows the limes, the boundary wall which marked the frontiers of the Roman Empire. Behind the stone watch tower you can see the palisade wall. Within sight you can see a second watch tower in the background. With help of light and horn signals sentries communicated between the towers. In front of the earth walls on both sides of the guarded tower merchants with loaded wagons are waiting for the permission to pass the border. This refers to the significance the limes had for the control of economic traffic and trade. On 15th of July 2005 the Limes Germanicus was added to the UNESCO world heritage list. The boundary wall served as military early-warning system, customs control and was used for communication purposes.
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A medieval road , 1951 - The picture shows a high frequented medieval road (6th to 15th Century A. C.). The river, the fortified building (probably the building of the local or regional government), the town and the castle of the territorial lord indicate the importance of this route. The unpaved, muddy and rain-drenched road (as considerably typical for the Middle Ages) is troubling the big carriage, which the two horses are unable to draw out of the muddy clay. Two soldiers are pushing and pulling with bare hands to get it out. A squad of soldiers is guarding another fully laden covered wagon, drawn by four horses. On important trade routes the territorial lords used to offer escort for money to foreign merchants and carters. With the costums revenue he also built the bridge and overhauled the road by constructing a fence and a foot-walk on which you can see a pheasant hunter and a mushroom picker passing by. Before crossing the bridge travelers have to pay the costums at the barrier. Also depicted is a gallow on the right side of the road.
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The Welser are moving to Venezuela , 1942 - The picture shows members of the Welser, a patrician banker and merchant family from Augsburg and Nurnberg. Since 1420 the family had a trading company and possessed foreign trading posts all over Europe (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Italy, Dominican Republic). That way they accumulated enormous wealth and power. On the wall cahrt you can see a fleet, its crew and equipment financed by the Welser. Depicted are three-masted merchant vessels, anchoring off the coast of Venezuela; two rowboats are starting for the beach. In the year 1528 Charles V ceded the governorship of the Spanish overseas province Venezuela to the Augsburgian Welser Bartholomäus V. The German Welser explored and exploited America until they lost their mercantile rights when Charles V resigned in the year 1556.
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Life in a harbor of the Hanseatic League Lübeck, 1960 - The picture shows a woodblock printing from the 15th century. You can see a three-masted carvel boat in the harbor of a rocky bay, a castle in the background, merchants wearing medieval jackets, a wooden crane and some rowboats. The depiction probably shows the city of Lübeck, capital of the Hanseatic League, which lasted from 1350 to 1500.
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