Factors that led to medieval universities

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Many reasons have been given to explain the rise of universities in Europe during the high middle ages. A few of these reasons will be dealt with here.

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Many reasons have been given to explain the rise of universities in Europe during the high middle ages. A few of these reasons will be dealt with here. i. The crusades It is important to point out at this stage that the crusades in question had nothing to do with the preaching of the gospel. These were wars waged by Christian, Western Europe against Muslims. Starting in the Arabian Desert in the seventh century Islam spread rapidly after the death of the Holy Prophet Mohamed. In fact only two centuries after his death Islam had spread from Arabia to northern India, modern Afghanistan, north Africa, southern Italy and France and the central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union. Europe saw Islam as a most dangerous threat to the very existence of Christianity. This feeling was reinforced by the myths about the Prophet and distortions of Islamic practices. The commonly held vi

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