{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

As French forces began to prey on the Italian states in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centu

As French forces began to prey on the Italian states in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centu

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
As French forces began to prey on the Italian states in the late fifteenth and early  sixteenth century, Rome became the focus of Italy's collective defense, and the pope  the architect of that defense. Milan had fallen, and the northern states were under  pressure, but they could survive as long as Rome remained strong. Pope Leo X did an  admirable job in this role. A gifted administrator, he effectively maintained stability in  Rome, the central Italian state. However, his successor, Pope Clement VII, while a  decent and moral pope, was a failure as a politician. To make things worse, during his  reign international conditions became increasingly complex and threatening. When  Clement VI ascended to the Papal throne in 1523 there was, in Europe, for the first time  in centuries, a great emperor. Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, was heir to Spain, 
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • other. Pope Clement, strong. Pope Leo, early   sixteenth century, central Italian state., reign international conditions, great emperor. Charles

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern