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Published: 16 April 2020

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198859932

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Great Britain, International Law, and the Evolution of Maritime Strategic Thought, 1856–1914

Gabriela A. Frei

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Provides a fresh and innovative examination of the development of international maritime law
  • Offers an examination of British state practice of neutrality, how it was organised within the British government, and how state practice shaped the process of the codification of international maritime law
  • Analyses how Great Britain as the sea power at the time shaped international maritime law alongside the evolution of maritime strategic thought
  • Argues that international law and maritime strategy were both based on long-term state interests
  • Shows how Britain, and in particular how the Foreign Office, used international maritime law to protect Britain's strategic and economic interests