The Crusades During The Medieval Era Essay

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The Crusades (1095 – 1300 CE) were a significant catalyst for the dawn of the Modern Era (1500 - present), directly leading to the Renaissance (1300 – 1600), Protestant Reformation (1517 – 1800s), and the Age of Discovery (1450 – 1650 CE). The Crusades contributed to the catalyst for the Renaissance through the return of classical knowledge and international trade to Europe. The Crusades failure was a catalyst of the fracturing of the Roman Catholic Church, leading to the Protestant Reformation. The Crusades were a catalyst for the Age of Discovery through the return of trade between Europe and the Middle East, which led to further exploration of the world
The Crusades were a catalyst for the Renaissance through the return of classical knowledge and international trade to Europe, marking a transition in European society from the Medieval Age (500 – 1500) to the Modern Era. The Renaissance was the period of time following the Medieval Era (500 – 1500 CE) that emerged due to the loss of papacy power, allowing previously declared books of heresy to return, which caused a flourish of intellectual development. The Renaissance brought about changes within European society; including the emergence of a new social class and the concept of social mobility. Merchants, such as the Medici family, became wealthy with the return of trade in Europe, and were able to patron skilled artisans. This sponsorship gave skilled artisans the opportunity and ability of social mobility, as is the…

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