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I. Introduction
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Volume XII: Law of Transport | Chapter 4 (2001): Maritime Transportation

Completed 1 September 1997

William Tetley

A. Maritime Transportation in World Development

i. Development of Civilisation

1. Foodtradetravel. – From the dawn of civilisation, maritime transportation has played a key role in humanity’s quest for survival and its pursuit of wealth, power, knowledge and mastery of the environment. The constructi…

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William Tetley, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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