Across the German Sea: Early Modern Scottish Connections with the Wider Elbe-Weser Region (The Northern World v.62)
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In Across the German Sea: Early Modern Scottish Connections with the Wider Elbe-Weser Region Zickermann analyses the commercial, maritime and military relations between Scotland and the German cities (Hamburg, Bremen) and territories (Bremen and Verden, Holstein, Braunschweig-Luneburg) located alongside the lower parts of the rivers Elbe and Weser. Based on a wealth of British, German and Scandinavian archival material, the study demonstrates the importance of the region for Scottish commodity exchange and network building across political borders, whilst contributing significantly to our understanding of the formation of Scottish communities abroad. It also shows that Scottish commercial, political, military and religious activities within the region - which featured a Danish-Norwegian and Swedish dimension - were intertwined and cannot be studied in isolation.
Kathrin Zickermann, Ph.D. (2010, University of St Andrews) is a lecturer at the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She specialises in early modern commercial, maritime and migration history and has published articles in these fields, including 'Britannia ist mein patria: Scotsmen and the British Community in Hamburg', in Grosjean and Murdoch (eds.), Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period (Brill, 2005), 249-273.
List of Illustrations ... ix Acknowledgements ... xi Abbreviations ... xiii Stylistic Conventions ... xv Introduction ... 1 1. Understanding the Wider Elbe-Weser Region ... 15 The Lower Elbe Region ... 16 Controlling the Elbe ... 25 The Lower Weser Region ... 51 Conclusion ... 60 2. Commercial Links and Mercantile Networks c. 1590-1730 ... 77 Scottish Fish Exports: Whitefijish ... 83 Scottish Fish Exports: Herring ... 95 Scottish Exports: Salt ... 103 Scottish Exports: Coal ... 111 The Scottish Commercial Network in Bremen and Hamburg ... 114 Conclusion ... 126 Appendix ... 129 3. Political and Military Networks c. 1630-1707 ... 135 Stuart Diplomats and Scottish Offfijicers in Hamburg ... 135 Royalists, Stuart Supporters and Covenanters ... 146 Scottish Administration in the Wider Elbe-Weser Region ... 156 Scots in Brunswick-Luneburg ... 174 Conclusion ... 181 4. Building a Reformed Community? Exiles on the Elbe, 1630-1730 ... 185 John Durie and the Wider Elbe-Weser Region ... 189 William Waller and the Reformed Community at Luneburg ... 202 The Jacobite Presence ... 227 Conclusion ... 233 Conclusion ... 235 Bibliography ... 243 Index ... 261
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