The Ostend Company's shares as the instrument of the Belgian maritime renaissance in the eighteenth century

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This article researches who were the Ostend Company's shareholders and how these persons played a role in protecting Ostend's maritime interest during the colonial enterprise, but also during the eighteenth century's second half. This interest in the port's economy proved to be an important stimulus for Belgium's maritime renaissance in the 1780s.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLes outils de l'activité portuaire en Europe méditerranéenne et atlantique XVIIe-XXe siècle
EditorsFabien Bartolotti, Gilbert Buti, Xavier Daumalin, Olivier Raveux
Place of PublicationAix-en-Provence
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Provence
Pages229-242
Number of pages14
Volume5
ISBN (Print)979-10-320-0320-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameConfluent des sciences - Histoire des techniques
PublisherOlivier Raveux

Keywords

  • Ostend Company
  • Ostend
  • Maritime History
  • Austrian Netherlands
  • shareholding companies
  • Transit policy

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Ostend Company's shares as the instrument of the Belgian maritime renaissance in the eighteenth century'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this