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FREEDOM OF THE SEAS OR THE RIGHT WHICH BELONGS TO THE DUTCH TO TAKE PART IN THE EAST INDIAN TRADE.

Grotius, Hugo; Scott, James Brown


Item #: 5062

Pages: xv,83p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2001.

Subjects: ADMIRALTY

Translated with a Revision of the Latin Text of 1633 byRalph van Deman Magoffin. Edited with an Introductory Noteby James Brown Scott.A translation of Grotius' work Mare Liberum, with Latin andEnglish on facing pages. In this classic of internationalmaritime law, he called for open rights of all countries anddominions to sail the seas without appropriation by anycountry, which was undoubtedly an attempt to offset theattempts of Spain, Portugal, and England to claimsovereignty of the seas. This controversial viewpoint wasopposed by John Selden in defense of the British Empire, inMare Clausum. Grotius is known principally for this work andhis classic treatise on the law of nations, De Jure Belli.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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