Topic: The exception confirms a rule (sense of a phrase)
I will not recall Rome, and I will pass at once to national history. In Russia it is considered that there was once a serfdom. It not so. The Serfdom - an attachment of the person to the earth. Land selling means also sale of the serfs attached to it. Truly and reverse - people are on sale together with the earth. In Russia the banal slavery when the maid can be exchanged for pair fleet puppies was added. It looked not so beautifully on the general background (in sense, against a remaining planet). In 1841 Nikolay I it was forbidden to sell people at retail. A.I.Gertsen so responded about the true value of the decree:" Nikolay wanted to restrict sale of people and, wishing to do good, made harm; such is normal destiny of half measures... Forbidding to a certain extent smashing of families, he recognized that the sale right in other cases and gave already lawful basis in Russia ". Nikolay I in 1833 published the Code of laws of the Russian empire on which. Implicit submission to the misters Was recommended to peasants. The categorical prohibition to complain of the landowner and especially to make complaints to the highest name. To permit to serfs an entrance to spoilage exceptional with the permission of the mister. The right of noblemen corporally to punish the peasants, for death of the serf at punishment a nobleman of responsibility did not carry. The country earths and houses were directly defined as the property of the landowner. Serfs have been deprived the right to own any real estate. Selected fat the part just also shows an exception which confirmed a rule. That is, if there is an exception it is impossible to sell at retail by the gross - it is possible. Though before also was not where it "is possible" is fixed. Differently, Nikolay-1, entering an exception, entered also a rule: it is possible to trade in people.