Role of Cities 1100 to 1600 C.E.

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Between 1100 to 1600 C.E. cities played the role of maintaining social and cultural structure with a greater power in charged that provided a booming success with the economy. During 1100 to 1600 C.E. it was very common for the western and eastern hemispheres of the world to have someone in charge of a city to take care of the civilians. Sometimes these cities were even under monarchy that helped the economy greatly with vendors selling rare gems and gold outside of their castle gates. Those with greater power would pave the way of how the civilians would live in what their beliefs and rules they'd follow in the city to keep everything intact. China's kinship system has the father of the head of the family whereas the females would tend their house while the men were either working or fighting for their country. The women's rights in China is very similar to Timbuktu where women must conceal their faces unless if they happen to be a maidservant or sell food on the markets. Judges, priests and other learned men were maintained at the king's costs and charges. It seems in the eastern and western hemispheres of the world that social structure was set up to be very traditional and oriental. However, this provided a booming success in the economy throughout 1100 to 1600 C.E. Economically it seemed that Timbuktu (Document 7) and Chapultepec (Document 5) were doing well financially with their exports whereas London (Document 1) was struggling compared to the two areas previously stated. Outside of the palace in Timbuktu built by an artist from Granada are many shops set up by artificers and merchants. This was a smart tactic move since Timbuktu resides in the hot scorching desert and with there being no automobiles at the time, travelers would want to buy sweet water and perhaps cotton cloth for a clean outfit. The sweet water in Timbuktu actually flowed from
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