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Comparative Legal History 5 no 1 - Thematic Issue: Maritime Conflict Management, Diplomacy and International Law, 1100–1800

Maritime conflict management is the regulation of conflict in relation to the sea. It comprises conflict enforcement, conflict resolution and conflict avoidance. How did victims of maritime conflicts claim and obtain damages or demand compensation or reparation?

Louis Sicking
11 August 2017
Comparative Legal History

The articles in this issue aim to shed light on this question from two distinct yet related perspectives: that of the aggressor and the victim, on the one hand, and that of the political entities to which they belonged, on the other. The articles, covering seven centuries, reveal connections and entanglements between private parties and public authorities, demonstrating the importance of both for the development of maritime conflict management. Taken together these contributions provide evidence for the gradual development of maritime conflict management, diplomacy and norms for international law.

This publication is the result of the NWO internationalization project Maritime Conflict Management in Atlantic Europe, 1200-1600.

The following articles have been published ‘open access’:

Louis Sicking, 'Introduction: Maritime Conflict Management, Diplomacy and International Law, 1100-1800', Comparative Legal History 5 no. 1 (2017) 1-14. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2049677X.2017.1314604

Daphne Penna, ‘Piracy and reprisal in Byzantine waters: resolving a maritime conflict between Byzantines and Genoese at the end of the twelfth century’, Comparative Legal History 5 no. 1 (2017) 36-52. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2049677X.2017.1311549

Jurriaan Wink and Louis Sicking, ‘Reprisal and diplomacy: conflict resolution within the context of Anglo–Dutch commercial relations c1300–c1415’, Comparative Legal History 5.1 (2017) 53-71. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2049677X.2017.1314605

Sabine C.P.J. Go, ‘On governance structures and maritime conflict resolution in early modern Amsterdam: the case of the Chamber of Insurance and Average (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)’, Comparative Legal History 5 no. 1 (2017) 107-124. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2049677X.2017.1314602

Hielke van Nieuwenhuize, ‘Prize law, international diplomacy and the treatment of foreign prizes in the seventeenth century: a case study’, Comparative Legal History 5 no. 1 (2017) 142-161. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2049677X.2017.1311550