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In 1420, the papacy returned to Rome under Pope Martin V. During the coming  centuries the papacy would rebuild the city, and the Papal States, centered in Rome,  would assume a position of great importance in Italian affairs. The papacy closely  supervised the Renaissance evolution of Rome, maintaining its economic power, and  thus control of the city, through the sale of church offices and taxation of the Papal  States. Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, papal holdings experienced  periodic spurts of support for political independence from church control. But the papal  grip was tight, and the destiny of city and church remained inextricably intertwined.  After the return of the papacy, the first step in resurrecting Rome was the ascension of  Pope Nicholas V in 1447. As a monk in Tuscany, Nicholas V had been helped financially 
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