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What were some physical characteristics of Medieval cities?

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Of course, medieval times lasted for centuries.  This means that there was some variation in urban environments over time.  In addition, there were medieval cities in many different places.  This, too, makes for variation.  However, there are some physical characteristics that were common to most medieval cities in Europe.

First, medieval cities had small populations relative to cities today.  In 1200 AD, for example, London was the largest city in...

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