The jurisdiction over merchant shipping within the British Empire.

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1930

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Economics.


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David C. Munroe, « The jurisdiction over merchant shipping within the British Empire. », McGill University Electronic Theses, ID : 10670/1.ey3j1b


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A very sensible fashion has taught us to look for the beginning of most things to the history of early Greece and Rome. Ships and sea laws are no exception, for Phoenicia, Rhodes and even Athens herself had become almost a memory before ever Julius Caesar brought his ships to the shores o"f Britain. Indeed it was only in the course of another thousand years, when commerce had moved very gradually west and north, that Britain took her place among the maritime nations of that little world. Our history hegins then, in a very small corner of the Mediterranean, where merchants boldly put to sea and lawyers sought to regulate disputes. [...]

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