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Co-operation in Times of War? Basque Expertise and Dutch Entrepreneurship in Arctic Whaling, 1612-1642

Schokkenbroek, Joost C.A.

In: Arte Nuevo : Revista de estudios áureos, 2014, vol. 1, p. 85-95

During the first decades of the seventeenth century, the young Dutch Republic experienced a unprecedented economic boom. One trading company after another was established, while the usage of old familiar trade routes to the Baltic and the Mediterranean was intensified. Due to a number of demographic and economic incentives, Dutch started whaling expeiditions in 1612. The depolyment of Spanish and... More

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    During the first decades of the seventeenth century, the young Dutch Republic experienced a unprecedented economic boom. One trading company after another was established, while the usage of old familiar trade routes to the Baltic and the Mediterranean was intensified. Due to a number of demographic and economic incentives, Dutch started whaling expeiditions in 1612. The depolyment of Spanish and French Basque mariners turned out to be decisive for the success or failure of this whaling business. This article describes the deployment of Basques by the Dutch.
    Summary
    Durante las primeras décadas del siglo XVII, la joven República de Holanda experimentó un sorprendente boom económico. Debido al uso creciente de las conocidas rutas desde el Báltico al Mediterráneo se establecían compañías de comercio una tras otra. En este contexto, y a causa de una serie de factores demográficos y económicos, los holandeses comenzaron a realizar expediciones balleneras en 1612. El desarrollo de los marineros vascos de España y Francia resultó decisiva para el éxito o el fracaso de este negocio allenero. Este trabajo describe el despliegue de los vascos por los holandeses.