In what two ways did the Crusades contribute to the spread of Renaissance ideas throughout Europe?

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The crusades were a series of military expeditions carried out by Christians from all throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. The crusaders travelled to the Middle East in an attempt to seize the Holy Land from the Muslims who lived there and controlled the region. Although considered to be a violent and unfortunate event in Christian history, the crusades played a significant part in the rise of the Renaissance in Europe.

The crusades led to the first interactions between the West and the cultures of Palestine, Greece, and Asia Minor. In these regions,...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on October 29, 2019