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MARITIME DICAEOLOGIE; OR, SEA-JURISDICTION ENGLAND

Exton, John


Item #: 9184

Pages: 404p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: ADMIRALTY, UNITED KINGDOM

First published in 1664, this book, though ostensiblydescriptive, was written chiefly to maintain thejurisdiction of the Admiralty court in the new government.Beyond its political interest, it offers a detailed analysisof seventeenth-century maritime law and admiraltyjurisdiction at the time when Great Britain was emergingas a major maritime and colonial power. Exton was educatedat Cambridge, earning the LL.D. in Civil Law in 1634. Hewas appointed President of the High Court of Admiralty byParliament in 1649, and was reappointed by the Duke of Yorkafter the Restoration.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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