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The Education of Samuel Betts:: Developing a National Maritime Law

Matthew Taylor Raffety

in The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924007
eISBN:
9780226924014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924014.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1827, U.S. President John Quincy Adams appointed Samuel Rossiter Betts, a former artillery officer, as a federal district judge for the Southern District of New York. Betts took charge of the ... More


Law and Order

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the establishment of the new Imamate state order, and in particular the role of Abû 'Abdullah, son of the last Basran leader, Abu Sufyân. The confrontation with the ... More


Epilogue Future Directions

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents future directions on the international law of the sea. The author believes that problems faced by each nation are global in nature, and transcend political boundaries. Sea borne ... More


Legalities of the Sea in Gentili’s Hispanica Advocatio

Lauren Benton

in The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599875
eISBN:
9780191595813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599875.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the imperial and maritime contexts of the years when Gentili was engaged at the Court of Admiralty. It then considers Gentili's arguments about the ... More


Tort Law and other Legal Categories

Peter Cane

in Tort Law and Economic Interests

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252368
eISBN:
9780191681370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252368.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter discusses forms and sources of protection for economic interests that provide an alternative to the law of tort. It aims to provide an account of alternatives and examines their ... More


A History of Maritime Law in Northern Europe

Edda Frankot

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In this chapter the evolution and dissemination of written maritime laws in Northern Europe is discussed from the earliest developments in Scandinavia in the late twelfth century and in France and ... More


The Law Maritime and the Constitution

Anthony J. Bellia and Bradford R. Clark

in The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199841257
eISBN:
9780190666798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841257.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Supreme Court’s treatment of the law maritime from the founding to the present. In exercising prize jurisdiction, federal courts upheld rights of foreign nations under the ... More


'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Edda Frankot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

It has often been assumed that there was a common maritime law in northern Europe in the Middle Ages, shared between skippers and merchants who conducted their business along the North Sea and Baltic ... More


Commerce, Law, and the Limitation of War

Dirk Bönker

in Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter shows that U.S. and German naval strategists stressed the importance of the economic dimension of naval warfare, as they prepared their navies for battle fleet warfare, but adhered to a ... More


Good and Lawful Prize

Faye Margaret Kert

in Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the origins of maritime law, the development of the English High Court of Admiralty, and the administration of the international law of prize in North America. It examines the ... More


Maritime Law

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0017
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning Maritime Law, subdivided as follows:- General (the law of the sea); Vessels; Carriage of Goods; Maritime Activity in Wartime; Pollution and the ... More


Learning the Ropes: The Legal Structure of Labor at Sea

Matthew Taylor Raffety

in The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924007
eISBN:
9780226924014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924014.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Theoretically, the wages, conditions, punishment, and work performed by seamen on American merchant vessels were governed by the admiralty and maritime law of the United States. At the level of the ... More


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

Gabriela A. Frei

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198859932
eISBN:
9780191892356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859932.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book addresses the interaction between international maritime law and maritime strategy in a historical context, arguing that both international law and maritime strategy are based on long-term ... More


Introduction

Gabriela A. Frei

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198859932
eISBN:
9780191892356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859932.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Introduction provides an outline of the theme of the book, explaining the focus on state practice, custom, and the codification of international maritime law. State practice and custom were ... More


Dealing with the Abyss: The Nature and Purpose of the Rhodian Sea-Law on Jettison (Lex Rhodia de Iactu, D 14.2) and the Making of Justinian’s Digest

J-J Aubert

in Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627936
eISBN:
9780748651474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Because of the universal nature of legal problems connected with shipwreck, the solutions proposed in classical Antiquity had a tremendous impact on the subsequent legal history of maritime law, to ... More


Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Lars U. Scholl

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book presents twelve essays by historian David M. Williams, in order to pay tribute to his career. The essays stretch from 1807 through to the end of the nineteenth century, and address both ... More


Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Faye Margaret Kert

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal examines privateering and naval prizes in Atlantic Canada in the maritime War of 1812 - considered the final major international manifestation of the practice. It seeks to contextualise ... More


The Crew and the Voyage to New York

Stephen Davies

in East Sails West: The Voyage of the Keying, 1846-1855

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208203
eISBN:
9789888268221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208203.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter brings out the clash of maritime cultures on the Keying, and the difficulties caused. The Captain Kellett practiced a more regimented and hierarchical system while the Chinese crewman ... More


The Codification of International Maritime Law

Gabriela A. Frei

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198859932
eISBN:
9780191892356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859932.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 explores the early efforts in codifying international maritime law. The 1860s saw successes in the adoption of the Lieber Code and the Geneva Convention, and it was hoped that states would ... More


The Law of Nations and the Constitution

Anthony J. Bellia and Bradford R. Clark

in The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199841257
eISBN:
9780190666798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841257.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides important background by briefly describing the law of nations as it existed in the late eighteenth century, and outlining the ways in which the founders designed the ... More


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