Baltic Connections (3 vols.)

Archival Guide to the Maritime Relations of the Countries around the Baltic Sea (including the Netherlands) 1450-1800

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In the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, Northern Europe was a crucible of political, maritime and economic activity. Ships from ports all around the Baltic Sea as well as from the Low Countries plied the Baltic waters, triggering market integration, migration flows, nautical innovations and the dissemination of cultural values. This archival guide is an essential research tool for scholars studying these Baltic connections, providing descriptions of almost 1000 archival collections concerning trade, shipping, merchants, commodities, diplomacy, finances and migration in the years 1450-1800. These rich and varied sources kept at more than 100 repositories in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Sweden are herewith collected for the first time.
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Biographical Note

Lennart Bes, M.A. in Indology, Leiden University, is employed at the National Archives of the Netherlands. He has published on South Indian history and the archives of the Dutch East India Company, including two archival guides to Dutch sources on South Asia.
Edda Frankot, Ph.D. (2004) in History and Law, University of Aberdeen, is a researcher at the Hanse Research Centre of the University of Groningen. She specialises in maritime, legal and urban history of Northern Europe in the Later Middle Ages.
Hanno Brand, Ph.D. (1996) in Medieval History, is a fellow at the Hanse Research Centre at Groningen University. He has published extensively on Leiden's urban elites, aspects of Urban History, the Burgundian Court (1419-1477) and on the relations between the Low Countries and the German Hanse.

Review Quotes

" It is a real treasure trove, and should be welcomed by scholars across the world. Some of the national entries, for example, Estonia and Latvia, are truly ground-breaking, since they reveal a wealth of material hitherto either scattered to the four winds or left to sit in dusty cupboards"
David Kirby (University College, London)
"an extremely useful guide for all those wishing to prepare for archival research into the "Baltic connections"in any of the ten countries included."
Louis Sicking, International Journal of Maritime History, XXI,1 (June 2009), 365-6

Table of contents

Volume I
Preface ... xxvii
Introduction ... xxix
Notes on the Editors ... xxxiii
Subjects covered by the guide ... xxxv

Baltic Connections: Changing Patterns in Seaborne Trade,
c. 1450–1800 by Hanno Brand ... 1

Denmark by Erik Gøbel and Ulrich Flaskager Hansen
Copenhagen
• Copenhagen City Archives ... 25
Stadsarkivet
• Danish National Archives ... 26
Statens Arkiver, Rigsarkivet
• Royal Danish Library, Slotsholmen ... 82
Kongelige Bibliotek, Slotsholmen

Estonia by Kersti Lust, Enn Küng, Juhan Kreem et al.
Tallinn
• Estonian History Museum ... 87
Eesti Ajaloomuuseum
• National Library of Estonia ... 110
Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu
• Tallinn City Archives ... 111
Tallinna Linnaarhiiv
• Tallinn University Academic Library ... 132
Tallinna Ülikooli Akadeemiline Raamatukogu
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Tartu
• Estonian Historical Archives ... 134
Ajalooarhiiv
• Tartu University Library ... 259
Tartu Ülikooli Raamatukogu

Finland by Juhani Piilonen
Hämeenlinna
• Hämeenlinna Provincial Archives ... 265
Hämeenlinnan Maakunta-Arkisto
Helsinki
• City Archives of Helsinki ... 278
Helsingin Kaupunginarkisto
• National Archives of Finland ... 292
Kansallisarkisto
• National Library of Finland ... 305
Kansalliskirjasto
Mikkeli
• Mikkeli Provincial Archives ... 317
Mikkelin Maakunta-Arkisto
Oulu
• Oulu Provincial Archives ... 327
Oulun Maakunta-Arkisto
Tammisaari
• Tammisaari Town Archives ... 345
Tammisaaren Kaupunginarkisto
Turku
• Åbo Academy University Library ... 351
Åbo Akademis Bibliotek
• Kaarina Church Archives ... 353
Kaarinan Kirkonarkisto
• Turku City Archives ... 355
Turun Kaupunginarkisto
• Turku Provincial Archives ... 359
Turun Maakunta-Arkisto
Vaasa
• Vaasa Provincial Archives ... 374
Vaasan Maakunta-Arkisto

Germany by Tatjana Niemsch (Lübeck section), various authors (other sections)
Aurich
• Lower Saxony State Archives – State Archives of Aurich ... 393
Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv – Staatsarchiv Aurich
Berlin
• Secret Central Archives Prussian Cultural Heritage
Foundation ... 412
Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Bremen
• Archives of the Chamber of Commerce of Bremen ... 446
Archiv der Handelskammer Bremen
• Bremen State Archives ... 448
Staatsarchiv Bremen
Emden
• Municipal Archives Emden ... 451
Stadtarchiv Emden
Flensburg
• Municipal Archives Flensburg ... 454
Stadtarchiv Flensburg
Greifswald
• Municipal Archives Greifswald ... 458
Stadtarchiv Greifswald
• State Offi ce for Culture and the Preservation of Monuments, State Archives Greifswald ... 464
Landesamt für Kultur und Denkmalpfl ege, Landesarchiv Greifswald
Hamburg
• Library of Commerce of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce ... 475
Commerzbibliothek der Handelskammer Hamburg
• State Archives of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg ... 479
Staatsarchiv der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
Hannover
• Lower Saxony State Archives – Main State Archives of Hannover ... 497
Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv – Hauptstaatsarchiv
Hannover
Kiel
• Municipal Archives Kiel ... 507
Stadtarchiv Kiel
Lübeck
• Archives of the Hanseatic Town of Lübeck ... 511
Archiv der Hansestadt Lübeck
Neustadt in Holstein
• Archives of the Superintendency Oldenburg in Holstein ... 723
Archiv des Kirchenkreises Oldenburg i. H.
Rostock
• Archives of the Hanseatic Town of Rostock ... 724
Archiv der Hansestadt Rostock
• Rostock University Library ... 736
Universitätsbibliothek Rostock
Schleswig
• Schleswig-Holstein State Archives ... 738
Landesarchiv Schleswig-Holstein
Schwerin
• State Office for Culture and the Preservation of Monuments, Main State Archives Schwerin ... 743
Landesamt für Kultur und Denkmalpfl ege, Landeshauptarchiv Schwerin
Stade
• Lower Saxony State Archives – State Archives of Stade ... 748
Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv – Staatsarchiv Stade
Stralsund
• Municipal Archives Stralsund ... 764
Stadtarchiv Stralsund
Wismar
• Archives of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar ... 769
Archiv der Hansestadt Wismar
Index ... 771

Volume II
Latvia by Kārlis Zvirgzdiņš
Riga
• Latvia State Historical Archives ... 787
Latvijas Valsts Vēstures Arhīvs
Lithuania by Rima Cicėnienė, Rasa Narbutaitė, Leokadija Olechnovič et al.
Vilnius
• Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences ... 877
Lietuvos Mokslų Akademijos Biblioteka
• Lithuanian State Historical Archives ... 890
Lietuvos Valstybės Istorijos Archyvas
• Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania ... 895
Lietuvos Nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo Biblioteka

The Netherlands by Edda Frankot and Hanno Brand
Alkmaar
• Regional Historical Centre Alkmaar ... 901
Regionaal Historisch Centrum Alkmaar
Amersfoort
• Eemland Archives ... 904
Archief Eemland
Amsterdam
• City Archives Amsterdam ... 907
Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Arnhem
• Guelders Archives ... 994
Gelders Archief
Assen
• Archives of Drenthe ... 1003
Drents Archief
Bergen op Zoom
• Regional Historical Centre Bergen op Zoom ... 1008
Regionaal Historisch Centrum Bergen op Zoom
Brielle
• Regional Archives Voorne-Putten and Rozenburg ... 1011
Streekarchief Voorne-Putten en Rozenburg
Delft
• Municipal Archives Delft ... 1012
Gemeentearchief Delft
Deventer
• Town Archives and Athenaeum Library Deventer ... 1024
Stadsarchief en Athenaeumbibliotheek Deventer
Dordrecht
• Town Archives Dordrecht ... 1039
Stadsarchief Dordrecht
Elburg
• Regional Archives Northwest-Veluwe: location Elburg ... 1060
Streekarchivariaat Noordwest-Veluwe: locatie Elburg
Gouda
• Regional Archives Middle-Holland ... 1066
Streekarchief Midden-Holland
Groningen
• Groningen Archives ... 1067
Groninger Archieven
Haarlem
• Archives of North-Holland: location Jansstraat ... 1075
Noord-Hollands Archief: locatie Jansstraat
• Archives of North-Holland: location Kleine Houtweg ... 1088
Noord-Hollands Archief: locatie Kleine Houtweg
Harderwijk
• Regional Archives Northwest-Veluwe: location Harderwijk ... 1094
Streekarchivariaat Noordwest-Veluwe: locatie Harderwijk
Harlingen
• Municipal Archives Harlingen ... 1100
Gemeentearchief Harlingen
’s-Hertogenbosch
• Brabant Historical Information Centre ... 1106
Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum
Hoorn
• Westfriesian Archives ... 1107
Westfries Archief
Kampen
• Municipal Archives Kampen ... 1135
Gemeentearchief Kampen
Leeuwarden
• Historical Centre Leeuwarden ... 1146
Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden
• Tresoar, Friesian Historical and Literary Centre ... 1147
Tresoar, Fries Historisch en Letterkundig Centrum
Leiden
• Regional Historical Centre Leiden ... 1195
Regionaal Historisch Centrum Leiden
Maastricht
• Regional Historical Centre Limburg ... 1213
Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg
Middelburg
• Zeeland Archives ... 1214
Zeeuws Archief
Nijmegen
• Regional Archives Nijmegen ... 1258
Regionaal Archief Nijmegen
Purmerend
• Waterland Archives ... 1263
Waterlands Archief
Roermond
• Municipal Archives Roermond ... 1276
Gemeentearchief Roermond
Rotterdam
• Municipal Archives Rotterdam ... 1279
Gemeentearchief Rotterdam
The Hague
• National Archives of the Netherlands ... 1307
Nationaal Archief
Utrecht
• The Utrecht Archives ... 1520
Het Utrechts Archief
Venlo
• Municipal Archives Venlo ... 1532
Gemeentearchief Venlo
Vlissingen
• Municipal Archives Vlissingen ... 1533
Gemeentearchief Vlissingen
Workum
• Municipal Archives Nijefurd ... 1558
Gemeentearchief Nijefurd
Zierikzee
• Municipal Archives Schouwen-Duiveland ... 1564
Gemeentearchief Schouwen-Duiveland
Zutphen
• Town and Regional Archives Zutphen ... 1572
Stad- en Streekarchief Zutphen
Zwolle
• Historical Centre Overijssel ... 1579
Historisch Centrum Overijssel
Index ... 1591

Volume III
Poland by Stanisław Flis et al.
Cracow
• Jagiellonian Library ... 1607
Biblioteka Jagiellońska
Elblag
• Cyprian Norwid Library in Elblag ... 1612
Biblioteka Elbląska im. Cypriana Norwida
Gdansk
• Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk ... 1615
Biblioteka Gdańska Polskiej Akademii Nauk
• State Archives in Gdansk ... 1629
Archiwum Państwowe w Gdańsku
Olsztyn
• Archives of the Archdiocese of Warmia ... 1755
Archiwum Archidiecezji Warmińskiej
• State Archives in Olsztyn ... 1759
Archiwum Państwowe w Olsztynie
Poznan
• Poznan University Library ... 1761
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Poznaniu
• Raczynski Library—Special Collections Department ... 1766
Biblioteka Raczyńskich—Dział Zbiorów Specjalnych
• State Archives in Poznan ... 1769
Archiwum Państwowe w Poznaniu
Slupsk
• Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy Library ... 1772
Biblioteka Pomorskiej Akademii Pedagogicznej
Sopot
• Library of the University of Gdansk ... 1774
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego
Szczecin
• Central Library of Szczecin University ... 1777
Biblioteka Główna Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
• Pomeranian Library ... 1779
Książnica Pomorska
• State Archives in Szczecin ... 1785
Archiwum Państwowe w Szczecinie
Torun
• Nicholas Copernicus Municipal Library ... 1818
Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Toruniu—Książnica Kopernikańska
• State Archives in Torun ... 1823
Archiwum Państwowe w Toruniu
• University Library in Torun ... 1831
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu w Toruniu
Warsaw
• Central Archives of Historical Records ... 1837
Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych
• National Library ... 1857
Biblioteka Narodowa
• Warsaw University Library ... 1866
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Wroclaw
• Library of the Ossolinski National Institute ... 1874
Biblioteka Zakładu Narodowego im. Ossolińskich

Russia by Kersti Lust and Tatjana Shor
St. Petersburg
• Central State Historical Archives of St. Petersburg ... 1883
Центральный Государственный Исторический Архив Ст. Петербурга
• Russian Academy of Sciences Library ... 1907
Библиотекa Российскoй Академии Наук
• Russian National Library ... 1914
Российская Национальная Библиотека
• Russian State Archives of the Navy ... 1925
Российский Государственный Архив ВМФ
• Russian State Historical Archives ... 1928
Российский Государственный Исторический Архив
• Science-Historical Archives of the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences ... 1932
Научно-Исторический Архив Санкт-Петербургского Института Истории Российской Академии Наук
Sweden by Örjan Romefors et al.
Gothenburg
• Göteborg University Library: Manuscript Department ... 1951
Göteborgs Universitetsbibliotek: Handskriftsavdelningen
• Gothenburg Maritime Museum ... 1953
Göteborgs Sjöfartsmuseum
• Regional Archives in Gothenburg ... 1954
Landsarkivet i Göteborg
Härnösand
• Regional Archives in Härnösand ... 1973
Landsarkivet i Härnösand
Jönköping
• Göta Court of Appeal ... 1981
Göta Hovrätt
Lund
• Regional Archives in Lund ... 1984
Landsarkivet i Lund
Malmö
• Malmö City Archives ... 2008
Malmö Stadsarkiv
Stockholm
• Maritime Museum ... 2015
Sjöhistoriska Museet
• Military Archives of Sweden ... 2020
Krigsarkivet
• National Archives of Sweden ... 2052
Riksarkivet
• National Library of Sweden ... 2229
Kungl. Biblioteket
• Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Centre for History of Science ... 2233
Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien, Centrum för Vetenskapshistoria
• Stockholm City Archives ... 2234
Stockholms Stadsarkiv
Uppsala
• Regional Archives in Uppsala ... 2248
Landsarkivet i Uppsala
• Uppsala University Library, Manuscripts and Music ... 2254
Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek, Handskrifts- och Musikenheten
Vadstena
• Regional Archives in Vadstena ... 2259
Landsarkivet i Vadstena
Visby
• Regional Archives in Visby ... 2282
Landsarkivet i Visby

Index ... 2307

Readership

All those studying the maritime, economic and diplomatic relations between the countries around the Baltic Sea (including the Netherlands) in the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period.

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