answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The question assumes medieval cities were not pleasant places to live, and I believe this was not necessarily the case.

There is an old German saying, from the Middle Ages, "Stadtluft macht frei." It means city air makes one free. It refers to economic and political conditions, but it reflects a sentiment of the time.

It is hard to imagine Florence being unpleasant unless there was something very unusual going on.

Cities did have problems. Overcrowding of slums was a problem. Sanitary conditions in the Middle Ages were fairly uniformly bad because people did not understand how diseases spread. It was hard to find work in bad times. And cities doubtless had higher crime rates than towns or villages.

On the other hand, there were real efforts to deal with these problems, and some of them were effective. London, for example, began building its water infrastructure in 1247, with a conduit that brought spring water into the city. Similar work was done elsewhere earlier.

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why medieval cities were not pleasnt places to live?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Where did people live during the medieval times?

The same places they live now.


What are medieval quarters?

Quarters are always places that people sleep or live.


Where do people live in Bulgaria?

in cities and in the rural places


Where do medieval monks live?

Their souls are in heaven and their bodies are in burial places or used as relics.


What are three reasons medieval cities were not pleasant to live in?

They had to much Sex and Big Boob Girls and To much Bombs


4 out of 5 canadians live in cities?

Most Canadians live in small cities and towns. In recent years, Vancouver Canada has been ranked in the top five places to live.


Where were the crocodiles in Medieval Times put in the winter?

In medieval times, crocodiles did not live in places that had notable winter cold, so there was no need to put them someplace else during the winter.


Are any Italians left in East Harlem?

Their are a couple by pleasnt ave...i live on 115th by 1 ave in the Jefferson projects ain't none in that area though at all...


Where can house finches live?

The house finch can live in cities, towns or in the country. One of their favorite nesting places are hanging flower baskets!


Why did most of the immigrants who came to America in the late 19th century settle in cities?

Cities were the cheapest places to live and offered unskilled laborers steady jobs


Is there still places in Japan that are still infected from the bombing of Hiroshima and Naasaki?

no, both cities are safe to live in now.


Places in cities where very poor people live?

Homeless shelters, slums, and encampments are common places where very poor people live in cities. Additionally, some may find temporary refuge in abandoned buildings or on the streets.