Development in Harbour Construction, Infrastructure and Topography on the Eve of the Early Modern Age in the Baltic (1450-1600)

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  • Maik Jens O R Springmann
Ships are no Flying Dutchmen! They need a harbour. Therefore, the development of ship construction is pretty much connected with that of harbour construction, and beyond this, they influence the topography and infrastructure of a harbour. The
transition between the Medieval period and the Early Modern Age is a period of great change in the development of larger ships, even in the Baltic. Furthermore, the internationalisation of Baltic trade took place. In Medieval times, ship construction
followed conditions in the harbours. In the Early Modern Age, it was the other way round. Now, harbour construction, topography and infrastructure follow the development of ship construction. The paper focuses on the deep impact that larger
multi-mast sailing ships had on the development of Baltic harbours
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchaeologica Baltica
Pages (from-to)244-258
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - harbour construction , moles , topography , seaways , navigation , digging , harbour cranes

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