The End Of The Middle Ages

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From catastrophic, yet significant wars to gruesome, cruel epidemics within Europe, many pivotal events caused the Middle ages to come to an end. The Middle ages lasted from the 5th century to the 15th century and included three historical periods: classic, medieval, and modern. It began roughly in the West at the end of the 5th century with the tumultuous fall of Rome. However, this time period did not begin all at once nor did it end all at once. It is through various grand, significant events and valuable changes made to which the Middle ages began and ended. Historians say that the Middle ages were a period of despair, intellectual advancement, and undividing faith towards the church and god. Focusing primarily through the 12th and 15th centuries, the Crusades and the Peasant Revolt had an immense impact on the waning of the Middle ages. Not only were great wars the reason for its end, but changes made in the 15th century greatly led Europe out of this period. The changes were Europe’s craving hunger for knowledge and the Church’s decline in power. The end of the Middle ages was mostly in part due to deplorable wars such as the Crusades, the Peasant Revolt, and due to significant ambition for knowledge among the individuals of Europe and the decline in the Church’s power. Long, bloody, and brutal expeditions also known as the Crusades, greatly impacted the end of the Middle Ages due to the chaotic disorder and bedlam it caused as well as the newfound finance and trade markets it brought. War is never a good thing for a country, and a prolong war such as the Crusades did bring disorder to Europe. Many lives were lost and those who came back were spiritually and mentally affected and placed in asylums. Also, the costs to going to Crusades were incalculable. The expenditures spent on food, materials, and etc. were a great number. However, although it brought
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