The north German city of Lübeck was particularly important, because it was here that the greatest efforts were made to organize the Hanseatic League. What’s more, many of the so-called Hanseatic Diets took place in the city’s town hall. The main topics of discussion during these gatherings included the Victual Brothers. But how great was the danger really? Did Störtebeker and co. really represent a threat to the Hanseatic League’s crucial shipping activities? Or were they made into bogeymen, deliberately constructed so that the Hanseatic cities with their numerous and varying political objectives might pull together? Historian Dr. Gregor Rohmann is looking for answers to these and other research questions in the field.
PD Dr. Gregor Rohmann
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Gisela Graichen und Peter Prestel