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

Book Contribution - Book Chapter Conference Contribution

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.
Book: Crisis and transition. Maritime sectors in the North Sea region 1790-1940. 8th North Sea History Conference, Bremerhaven 2005
Series: Deutsche Maritime Studien
Volume: 5
Pages: 150-170
Number of pages: 21
Publication year:2008
Keywords:Ostend, transit policy, gateway, hinterland, road network, waterway network