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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the German Hanse.


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  • In the 13th century, an alliance of Northern European towns called the Hanseatic League created what historian Fernand Braudel called a "common civilization created by trading."

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  • Lübeck, Bremen, and Hamburg are still called the Hanseatic cities.

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  • This state of things led some of the German cities, about the middle of the fourteenth century, to form, for the protection of their merchants, an alliance called the Hanseatic

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  • Orders were speedily given for a levy of troops, both in infantry and cavalry, to be called Hanseatic volunteers.

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  • Founded in the 12th century, the city exudes an independent air, likely a product of its maritime heritage as a major Baltic port and its centuries-long status as a free city-state governed not by royalty but by wealthy merchants who helped found the powerful economic alliance known as the Hanseatic League. - Home Page

  • Seed is the only person I’ve heard use the phrase Hanseatic League since I was in high school.

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  • That would be a new kind of Hanseatic League, yoking the booming cities of Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia.


  • Admittedly, my task would be easier if the ambassador from the Hanseatic League would conclude his peroration on the vital necessity of expanding the tax and customs concessions granted to his trading guild, including listing each of them in excruciating detail.

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  • In the Hanseatic Museum in Bergen -- a 400-year-old wooden home filled with priceless artifacts -- visitors are allowed to roam the premises virtually without supervision, and are allowed to open and close closets and doors with ancient paintings and hinges that would be encased in plastic or under armed guard elsewhere.

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  • For instance, most of the Scandanavian or Hanseatic countries have proficient “reserve”, “militia”, “regular”, or “merchant marine” naval forces and auxiliaries.

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