Fulton, Thomas Wemyss. The Sovereignty of the Sea. An Historical Account of the Claims of England to the Dominion of the British Seas, and of the Evolution of the Territorial Waters: With Special Reference to the Rights of Fishing and the Naval Salute. Originally published: Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1911. xxvi, 799 pp. Illustrated. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13:9781616190842; ISBN-10: 1616190841. Paperback. New. $36.95 * Fulton is interested in two related themes: claims made to the sovereignty of the British Seas in the past and the evolution of its territorial waters in recent times. Though concerned primarily with fishing rights and the naval salute, Fulton addresses broader issues relating to the freedom of commerce. The book falls into two sections. The first is an historic account of pretensions to the dominion of the sea, with an emphasis on the English and Dutch. The second looks at their influence on the legal treatment of territorial waters, especially in relation to the Law of Nations and fi shing rights. With an extensive appendix of source readings. Thomas Wemyss Fulton [1855-1929] was a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. "Indispensible on the Dutch fishing controversy" --Helen Dwight Reed, International Servitudes (1932), 228. "In 1911, a lecturer on fishery problems at the University of Aberdeen, Thomas Wemyss Fulton, gave us probably the best history of the law of the sea that has ever been written." --D. H. N. Johnson, 11 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. 416 (1962).
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