Power, Law and the End of Privateering

  • Jan Martin Lemnitzer

About this book


This book offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever – then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain.


Maritime history law and history international relations Britain civil war crime maritime law nation USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Martin Lemnitzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Pembroke CollegeOxford UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33738-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31863-3
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