Governing the Sea in the Early Modern Era

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The global expansion of the early modern European empires challenged their old, land-based systems of defending borders and trade. Now there were issues such as rights to fishing waters and smuggling. This volume of eleven essays sets out to examine how successfully early modern rulers dealt with problems of watery borders, rampant piracy, trade in far-flung colonies, and the slave trade.

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Governing the Sea in the Early Modern Era

Governing the Sea in the Early Modern Era

Essays in Honor of Robert C Ritchie

Hardback368pp Illustrated229x152mm

9780873282604     Product Code: 503024

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The global expansion of the early modern European empires challenged their old, land-based systems of defending borders and trade. Now there were issues such as rights to fishing waters and smuggling. This volume of eleven essays sets out to examine how successfully early modern rulers dealt with problems of watery borders, rampant piracy, trade in far-flung colonies, and the slave trade.

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