By the end of the Middle Ages, the west had developed as a region with an entirely urban culture. Here cities were powerful political and economic centers. where culture and education also developed. At the same time, there were also large cities in the east, where active politics and trade were pursued. However, they were few in number, since the bulk of the population continued to live in rural areas. This was very different from the Western version, where by the 18th century the bulk of the population had already become urban.
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