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Those Emblems of Hell?European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870$
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Paul C. van Royen

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128831

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.001.0001

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Sailors in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium (16th-19th Centuries)

Sailors in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium (16th-19th Centuries)

(p.267) Sailors in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium (16th-19th Centuries)
Those Emblems of Hell?

Roland Baetens

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the lives and social status of seamen in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium, and provides insight on the respective country’s labour market. It sheds light on the sailor recruitment process; influence of the industrial revolution on maritime growth; the government’s attitude toward maritime affairs; size of merchant fleets and the navy; working conditions; wages; and opportunities for promotion.

Keywords:   Dutch Sailors, Belgian Sailors, Dutch Maritime History, Dutch Maritime Labour, Dutch Government, Dutch Maritime Trade, Belgian Maritime History, Belgian Maritime Labour, International Maritime History, European Maritime History

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