Antwerp]. ASAERT, Gustaaf. DEVOS, Greta. SUYKENS, Fernand.
Title: Naties in the Port of Antwerp : Six Centuries of Activity in City and Port.First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Lannoo, Tielt, 1993, ISBN:9020922521
Seller ID: 103586
[Antwerp]. ASAERT, Gustaaf, Greta DEVOS, and Fernand SUYKENS. The "Naties" in the Port of Antwerp : Six Centuries of Activity in City and Port. [Foreword by Fernand Huts]. (Tielt): Lannoo, (1993). First English-language printing. Published simultaneously in Dutch under the title "De Antwerpse Naties". Pp. (6),7-328. Illustrated, occasionally in colour. Double column. Square 4to, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. "The Port of Antwerp is very much alive. In good and in bad times, even in times of economic recession, the port continues to be a hive of activity. The engines that drive this intensive port industry are the 'Naties'. These age-old corporations have survived all the political, social and economic turbulence that history has brought their way. Their inborn flexibilty has always enabled them to adapt to the most radical changes. Their vitality and dynamism have never reached such heights as in today's difficult climate. They have cut steadfastly through the turbulence of the economic recession and, despite teh general decline of the European ports, they continue to invest, with a firm belief in the future. No one who drives through the port can fail to remark their ubiquitousness on all the quays, in all the distributionzones, and at all the terminals." - from the foreword. Contents: Part I: A ntwerp's 'Nations' Before the French Revolution: 1. An Historical View of the 'Nations'; 2. The Way of Life of the Old 'Nations'; 3. A Procession of Nations. Part II: The Antwerp 'Nations' during the Period 1815-1940: 1. In Search of a New Identity (1815-1850); 2. Self-Assured Development (1850-1914); 3. A Brief Interlude (1914-1918); 4. The Resilience of an Old System (1918-1940). Part III: The Antwerp 'Nations', 1940-1993: 1. The Metamorphosis of the 'Nation' Company; 2. New Developments in the 'Nation' Company. With bibliography. Light spotting to top-edge, else very good in dustjacket. Dueto the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cov er postage on international orders. 100.00