Northern Europe  

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Illustration: The image breakers, c.15661568 by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder

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Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. Over time this region has been defined variously, but today it is generally seen to include:

History

Historically, when Europe was dominated by the Mediterranean region (i.e. the Roman Empire), everything not near this sea was termed Northern Europe, including Germany, the Low Countries, and Austria. This meaning is still used today in some contexts, such as in discussions of the Northern Renaissance. In medieval times, the term (Ultima) Thule was used to mean a mythical place in the extreme northern reaches of the continent.

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