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This archival guide concerns the maritime relations between Latvia and the other countries around the Baltic Sea (including the Netherlands) roughly between 1450 and 1800. It presents an overview of the most significant archival sources on such topics as trade, shipping, merchants, diplomacy, and migration, with regard to the region's common past. The guide contains descriptions of materials kept in several repositories in Latvia. It focuses on those documents that pertain to the Baltic Sea region, listing their contents, period, countries involved and languages used. Information on accessibility, custodial history, record creator, visually attractive documents, copies, related archival materials and publications is provided here. The descriptions are arranged alphabetically, first per country, then per location of the repository (place name), the repository itself, and the record group (always on the English names).

Keywords: Baltic Sea region; Latvia state historical archives; repository



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