Cities, Cogs and Commerce: archaeological evidence for the material culture of the Hanseatic world

Archaeological work over the last 40 years, on both sides of the North Sea, has produced vast quantities of material culture from the high Middle Ages, some of its spectacular (for example the commercial waterfronts located in London, Hull, Dordrecht and other towns), some contributing to art history (such as the painted tombs in the church of Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe, Bruges), much investigating the rural landscape (as on the Flemish and English coastlines) and a great deal increasing understanding of the development of ships, construction technology and the potential information to be…

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