Chapter 14: The Latin West, 1200-1500Big Picture Questions • Analyze the historical reasons for the metamorphosis that took place which allowed Europe to transition from the Medieval Period to the Modern period. • The later Middle Ages was a period of great intellectual and artistic achievement marked by what is often called the Renaissance. What was the Renaissance, and what were some of its most important and lasting cultural achievements? • How did the major economic, social, and political elements of Europe change from 1200 to 1500? • What predictions can you make based upon you knowledge of chapter 14?