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Baltic trade
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In the early modern period, several of the most traveled maritime routes passed through the Baltic (Trade territory). The Baltic rim provided goods that were inherently scarce in Western Europe: grain, construction timber (wood), and building materials like tar and pitch, flax, potash, iron and copper (see also Eastern European economy). Most of the grain was shipped from Danzig (Gdansk) and other ports on the southern Baltic coast, while copper and iron ca…

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Tielhof, Milja van, “Baltic trade”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025175>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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