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As early as the 3rd century bce, this Ligurian-Etruscan settlement became an ally of Rome, and developed in antiquity into an important military port. It was under a Lombard governor; then, under the Franks, became part of the Tuscan Marche; and in the 11th century rose to become a significant sea and trading power (with victories against the Saracens, increasing influence on Corsica and Sardinia). The famous buildings of the Piazza dei Miracoli – the archiepiscopal cathedral, the leani…

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Weinhardt, Joachim, “Pisa”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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