Stemmario Pisano Orsini De Marzo

Edited by Carlo Maspoli, Alessandro Savorelli, Laura Cirri e Alma Poloni

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During the Middle Ages, Pisa was one of the great cities of Europe with its 40,000 inhabitants and a wide commercial network. Although wounded and weakened by the defeats suffered at sea, the Republic of Pisa was able to remain independent until 1406, when it became part of the Florentine dominion and later, from the sixteenth century, of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The long-lasting crisis and the war ravages - from which Pisa only partially recovered during the sixteenth century, among other things, with the creation of the Order of Santo Stefano - inflicted serious damages to the city centre and thus also to its heraldic heritage, which ... Read more