War, the State and Entrepreneurs in Early Modern Europe

War, the State and Entrepreneurs in Early Modern Europe

Veranstalter
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Veranstaltungsort
Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat 1
Ort
Brussels
Land
Belgium
Vom - Bis
01.12.2011 - 02.12.2011
Deadline
14.11.2011
Von
Markus Meumann

International Conference

Organisatory committee: Hans Cools (KULeuven); Marjolein ‘t Hart (University of Amsterdam); Markus Meumann (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg); Rafael Torres Sanchez (University of Navarra), Griet Vermeesch (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and René Vermeir (Ghent University)

Programm

Thursday 1 December

From 10.00: Tea and Coffee

10.45 – 11.00 Welcome and introduction by Hans Cools (KULeuven)

11:00 – 12:00 Key note lecture by David Parrott (University of Oxford): Military Revolution or Military Devolution? Early Modern Military Change and Continuity

12:00 – 13.30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Session 1: Entrepreneurs within state structures
Chair: Marjolein ‘t Hart (University of Amsterdam) – Comment: René Vermeir (Ghent University)

- Rhoads Murphey (University of Birmingham): Rewarding Success in Military Enterprise: Forms Used for the Incentivizing of commanders and their troops in the Ottoman military system of the 16th and 17th centuries”

- Thomas Goossens (Vrije Universiteit Brussels): Military administration and army provisioning in the Austrian Netherlands, 1725-1765

- Andrea Thiele (Forschungszentrum Gotha / IZEA Halle): The prince as military entrepreneur? Smaller Saxon territories sending "Holländische Regimenter" to the Dutch Republic

15.00 – 15.30 Tea and coffee

15:30 – 17:30 Session 2: Entrepreneurs and the market for military supply
Chair: René Vermeir – Comment: Markus Meumann (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

- Rafael Torres Sanchez (University of Navarra): War, the state and entrepreneurs in Spain during the eighteenth century. The economics of military supplies: market and privileges?

- Jeffrey Fynn-Paul (Vrije Universiteit Brussels): Military Supply in Brabant, 1690-1748: Tracing Stability and Change in Economic Networks at the Local, Regional, and National Levels During a Time of Political Upheaval

- Johann Von Diest (University of Potsdam): Commercial Activities with the Armed Forces - The Arms Industry in Brandenburg-Prussia in the 18th Century

- Stephen Conway (University College of London): Entrepreneurs and the recruiting of soldiers

19.00 h Conference Dinner

Friday 2 December

From 9.00: Tea and coffee

9:30 – 12:00 Session 3: Entrepreneurs and naval warfare
Chair: Hans Cools – Comment: Victor Enthoven (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

- Helen Paul (University of Southampton): The Fiscal-Naval State: Suppliers of the Royal Navy and the Royal African Company.

- Michiel De Jong (The Netherlands Defence Academy), War, state and merchant companies in the Dutch military expansion overseas

- Louis Sicking (University Leiden), Military entrepreneurs at sea, c.1400-1700

- Wietse Veenstra (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Supplies for Surinam. Entrepreneurs and the Zeeland expedition to Surinam (1667-1683)

12.00 – 13.30: Lunch

13:30 – 15:30: Session 4: Entrepreneurs and war finance
Chair: Hans Cools – Comment: Joost Jonker (Utrecht University)

- Aaron Graham (University of Oxford): Warfare, Finance and the British Military Entrepreneur, 1689-1714

- Carlos Alvarez Nogal (University Carlos II de Madrid): Spanish Monarchy´s bankers and the war in Flanders

- Guy Rowlands (University of St Andrews): War, corruption and agency government under Louis XIV: the case of the treasury of the ordinaire des guerres.

- Pepijn Brandon (University of Amsterdam): Entrepreneurs and war finance in the Dutch Republic

15.30 – 16.00: Tea and coffee

16.00-17.00: General discussion and concluding remarks, introduced by Marjolein ‘t Hart (University of Amsterdam)

Kontakt

Griet.Vermeesch@vub.ac.be