Ancient Greece by Arnold Hermann Ludwig HeerenAncient Greece by Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren

Ancient Greece

byArnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... plemcnts of war, may soon become so, and in all probability are designed for that purpose. Secondly: It is well known, that in the present day, the western maritime powers obtain the greatest part of their ship timbers from the northern and eastern countries of this part of the world. In naval wars, the aim for a long period has been, and never more so than at the present moment, not only to annihilate the enemy's fleets, but to obstruct as much as possible the building of new ones. The ardour with which England has pursued this object is known to every one. For this reason, therefore, ship-timber is one of the articles which England insists upon being included in the list of contraband goods; while, on the other hand, the northern powers are especially interested in having it omitted, as it forms the bulk of their exports. If to this we add (as was the case in the war of the Revolution) the endeavours made to embarrass the enemy by impeding the conveyance of provisions, or generally to weaken him by the complete annihilation of his commerce, without respect to the losses which neutrals may thereby sustain, it will easily be perceived that, eventually, every thing will be reckoned as contraband which is not ballast, and, consequently, that all trade with an enemy's country will be virtually suspended. Whatever opinions may be formed as to the legality and good policy of this proceeding, the following points we think will now be clear: In the first place, according to the generally recognised international law of Europe, only the immediate necessaries of war can possibly be regarded as contraband; and if, in the second place, other articles should also be interpreted as such, this must be settled, as an exception to the rule, by express treaties between ...
Title:Ancient GreeceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217174701

ISBN - 13:9780217174701