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Renaissance was motivated “preponderantly by the rise of commerce in the later Middle Ages; so that the challenges to which the rise of algebra was the response were predominantly the very unlofty and utilitarian demands of counting houses of bankers and merchants in Lombardy, Northern Europe and the Levant”
The latter, in itself, is not necessarily an unlofty goal.