Re: Large cities at time of contact
Fri, 28 Jun 1996 08:51:25 -0700

Mary Beth Williams wrote:

> I've been doing some research, and have to dispute this last number. ......

I think the Paris population was more for the 15th century. Didn't Paris attract a
large number of foreigners?

> I haven't looked into your numbers for Italy, ... then few cities would fall > into your *large city* category after 1350 AD.

This was the conclusion I arrived at. Although i have Venice, Florence, Milan,
Naples, and Genoa, as exceeding 50,000 in the 15th century. Paris was the only
location with a population exceeding 100,000. I thought Rome might have, but
taking into consideration the events you mentioned it doesn't seem likely. I would
be interested in knowing whether it exceeded 50,000.

I appreciate the research you've done.