Because of the Crusades, Europeans were exposed to different elements of Oriental cultures, and this exposure had a big impact on Europeans who were greatly impressed by some of what they found. What were some of the affects that flowed into Europe as an outcome of this exposure? Describe which of these you feel had the most profound consequence and tell why you think this.
NOTES: First define what the Crusades where and when they took place. "Oriental" in this context refers to the Middle East. As we saw last week in the Silk Road assignment, this area was a crossroads which connected to the Mediterranean world to the rest of Asia.