Human Legacy Course/The High Middle Ages (1000 - 1500)
During the High Middle Ages, many changes took place in Europe. The growth of trade brought about new business practices and bigger towns. As people’s lives changed, one element remained constant: Religion continued to play a huge role in people’s lives. Religion inspired the arts and, at times, caused conflict among different groups.
The High Middle Ages was a time of advances in arts and learning. New art forms, such as stained glass windows, became more prominent. Also, medieval thinkers emerged to challenge former methods of teaching and learning.