The Austrian Netherlands' transit policy and the Port of ostend: solving the crisis of the 'Closure of the Scheldt'

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Abstract

The author shows how the port of Ostend was enhanced in the eighteenth century's second half and how, thanks to the new road and waterway network (transit policy), this harbour enlarged its hinterland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrisis and transition. Maritime sectors in the North Sea region 1790-1940. 8th North Sea History Conference, Bremerhaven 2005
EditorsLars U. Scholl, David M. Williams
Place of PublicationBremen, Germany
PublisherVerlag H.M. Hauschild GmbH Bremen and Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseum
Pages150-170
Number of pages21
Volume5
ISBN (Print)978-3-89757-381-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventUnknown -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Publication series

NameDeutsche Maritime Studien

Conference

ConferenceUnknown
Period1/01/08 → …

Bibliographical note

Lars U. Scholl, David M. Williams

Keywords

  • Ostend
  • transit policy
  • gateway
  • hinterland
  • road network
  • waterway network

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