The freedom of the seas -- meaning both the oceans of the world and coastal waters -- has been among the most contentious issues in international law for the past four hundred years. The most influential argument in favour of freedom of navigation, trade, and fishing was that put forth by the Dutch theorist Hugo Grotius in his 1609 'Mare Liberum'. The Free Sea was originally published in order to buttress Dutch claims of access to the lucrative markets of the East Indies. It had been composed as the twelfth chapter of a ...

The Free Sea 2004, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780865974319

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The Free Sea 2004, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780865974302

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