High Germans in the Low Countries: German Merchants and by Donald Harreld

By Donald Harreld

This quantity seems to be on the South German service provider group in the course of Antwerp's Golden Age by means of interpreting German involvement within the social lifetime of town in addition to via tracing retailers' advertisement actions. the 1st component to the ebook considers the associations of exchange and the function Germans performed of their improvement and the way Germans interacted with different overseas service provider groups. the second one part takes a much wider view by means of tracing the economic networks that South German retailers operated in and by way of quantifying South German participation in Antwerp's international alternate.

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25 tury, Bruges continued to be the focal point for international trade in the Low Countries during much of the fifteenth century. The Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, English, and Hanseatic merchants most often went to Bruges to conduct their trade in northern Europe. But the English and the Hanse merchants did not completely ignore the city on the Scheldt. They traded in both cities, bringing goods to Antwerp that formed the basis of their lucrative trade.

Indeed, the ban was more detrimental to the Low Countries than it was to the English economy. Still under pressure from Flemish textile interests, Philip the Good instituted the most far-reaching and most strictly enforced English cloth ban in 1464. English cloth exports to the continent during the period of this ban were profoundly affected. 32 Since the Hanseatic League was not exempt from the ban of 1464 and was having difficulties of its own with the English during this period,33 the English were forced to ship their cloths primarily to the Italian markets that were less important as an outlet for English cloths than they had once been.

Lane, (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1966), 15. P van Dieren, 1845), 3. This is the published version of the handwritten manuscript in the Stadsarchief Antwerpen. 69 Paola Subacchi, ‘Italians in Antwerp in the Second half of the Sixteenth Century,’ in Minderheden in Westeuropese steden (16de–20ste eeuw), edited by Hugo Soly and Alfons Thijs, (Brussels: Brepols, 1995), 78.         39 as a gateway connecting seaborne trade with Europe’s long-distance trade networks.

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