Preindustrial cities

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Preindustrial cities —which first arose on fertile lands along rivers in the Middle East, Egypt, and  China—were quite small compared to today's cities. Most preindustrial cities housed fewer than  10,000 inhabitants. Others, like Rome, may have contained as many as several hundred thousand  people.  Preindustrial cities differed significantly from today's cities. The residential and commercial districts  were not as sharply separated as they are today. Most traders and artisans worked at home,  although people with the same trades tended to live in the same areas of town. People in cities also  segregated themselves from one another according to class, ethnicity, and religion—with little or no  chance for social mobility or interaction with other groups. Industrial cities Between 1700 and 1900, increasing numbers of people moved into cities, resulting in an  urban 
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