Profile of a City: Rome

Rome is a city like no other, though its status by the time of the fourteenth century was only a shell of its ancient self.  The population of early imperial Rome likely reached one million inhabitants, though perhaps it was as high as two million.  However, in the late years …

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Profile of a City: Venice

Venice emerged from its medieval past in the fifteenth century to become one of the greatest cities in Italy. Venice developed as a city unlike that of any other in Italy.  Whereas other cities in the peninsula could say they were founded by the ancient Romans, and thereby claim an …

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