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Unformatted text preview: iv.Military leaders rise to authority b. Florence i.Birthplace of the Renaissance ii.Prides on republican government iii.City threatened iv.Medicis help, take over, exiled v.1494 – French armies invade vi.Savonarola preaches vii.Medici restored c. Venice i.Serene republic? ii.Oligarchic rule iii.Less strife iv.Trade v.Prosperity vi.Large navy vii.Eventually collide with Turks d. Milan and Naples i.Milan 1. Violent like Florence 2. Aspirations to expansion 3. Sforza family ii.Naples 1. Preserved feudalism 2. Hereditary monarch 3. French and Spanish both claim 4. Unified with Sicily (1435) iii.Papal States 1. Physical presence 2. Increase power after schism 3. theocracy and order 4. Prestige through patronage 5. Julius II, warrior and scholar iv.Diplomacy 1. Danger of armies in city-states 2. Machiavelli, The Prince 3. Practical rule 4. Cold-blooded 5. Better to be feared than loved” 6. Move away from medieval ideal toward power politics...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '08
- The Prince