Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Bruges at the time of the Hanseatic League

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Series:

Der praktische Schulmann

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Grazioli, E.

Publisher:

Der praktische Schulmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1942

Themes:

Trade    European history   

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.