Sea Power and the Control of Trade: Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854–1970, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sea Power and the Control of Trade

Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854–1970, 1st Edition

Edited by Nicholas Tracy


598 pages

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The ability to influence world events through control of seaborne trade was profoundly affected by 19th-century developments in economic theory, commercial organization and naval technology, and by the growing power of the United States. In consequence the international law of belligerent rights at sea was repeatedly amended. Naval strategy in four wars reflected these changes in technology, power and law, and the ongoing process continues to influence international use of economic sanctions.


'… a useful and significant volume…' International Journal of Maritime History ’In my view, the book achieves its aim admirably. There is much useful background material here that will materially assist the seeker of knowledge as to the use of sea power in controlling seaborne trade.’ The Northern Mariner

Table of Contents

Contents: Chronology; General introduction; Part I: The Russian War, The Declaration of Paris, the US Civil War and belligerent bights in the late 19th century. Part II: The Hague Conferences and the Declaration of London, 1899-1916. Part III: Wartime lessons and Anglo-American discord, 1918-30. Part IV: The use of belligerent rights, 1937-70. List of documents and sources; Indexes; Gazetteer.

About the Editor

Dr Nicholas Tracy is the Adjunct Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author of The Collective Naval Defence of Empire, 1900-1940.

About the Series

Navy Records Society Publications

The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 to print unpublished manuscripts and rare works of interest to naval historians and enthusiasts. To date it has published nearly 150 scholarly volumes, each edited and introduced by a leading authority in the appropriate field. The volumes form a unique and invaluable resource for serving officers, scholars and all those interested in the Naval History of Great Britain and the development of naval power in the Modern World.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / General