hamna (OSw) havne (ODan) hampna (OSw) noun

An administrative district in the naval defence organization. Originally, a man and equipment were to be provided, but by the time that the Swedish laws were written down in the form that we know them today, these obligations were being transformed into yearly taxes. Whether Östergötland was divided into hamna (and har, q.v.) has been debated (Ericsson 2007, 113 and passim). Ericsson suggests that a hamna might have consisted of eight attungar (see attunger), but its very existence has also been questioned (Söderlind 1989, 16−17).

{hamna} OSw UL Kgb, Rb
OSw VmL Kgb, Mb, Rb

area which pays due for military tax ODan JyL 3
military tax ODan JyL 3
sea warrior district OSw SdmL Kgb, Rb, Till
seat ODan ESjL 3 Refs:

Andersson 2014, 14; Ericsson 2007, 113 and passim; Hafström 1949a, 26, 87–127; KLNM s.v. hamna; Lindkvist 1995, 17–21; Lund 1967 s.v. hafn; Lundberg 1972, 76–78; Söderlind 1989, 16–17

  • ‘hamna’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

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