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Unformatted text preview: I ntro: Throughout Western Europe in the High and Late Middle Ages, the citizens were constantly fighting some type of battle. Whether it be an international war, domestic war, or just a war against a plague, Western Europeans were always in combat. These conflicts, as well as having very different causes, have very different effects on medieval society too. Such examples of these conflicts are the Crusades, Black Death, and arise of Humanism, all of which had profound effects on religion, society, and intellectual life respectively. The Black Death The Crusades Wikipedia: Causes - The Crusades were a series of wars between Christians and Muslims during the Middle Ages. Western European Christians sought to gain control of Palestine, the land where Jesus lived, died, and according to Christians, was resurrected, from the Muslims. While Christian Crusaders never achieved more than temporary control of Jerusalem, the Crusades had many lasting effects on Western European societies....
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