Pisa

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Author: Unknown
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 22,156 / 78 pg
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 649
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9500
Genre: History
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en hebben genoemd, de echte telgen der demokratie, die zij overal en altijd voortbrengt, optreden, die zich van het hoogste gezag meester maken, korter of langer tijd regeeren en met meer of minder geluk de vijanden der republiek bekampen en haar grondgebied verdedigen of zelfs uitbreiden. Zoo werd voor een poos Lucca aan de macht van Pisa onderworpen; zoo werd telkens en telkens weer, met afwisselenden uitslag, de kamp met Florence hervat; zoo wist de republiek, in de laatste helft der veertiende eeuw, onder de heerschappij van Piëtro Gambacorti, zelfs tegenover den Keizer hare zelfstandigheid te handhaven. Piëtro werd in 1392 door zijn vriend Giacomo Appiano vermoord; Giacomo nam zijne plaats in maar stierf reeds zes jaren later. Zijn zoon Gherardo verkocht in 1399 Pisa met haar gebied aan Giovanni Galeazzo Visconti, hertog van Milaan. De hertog gaf de stad aan zijn natuurlijken zoon Gabriële, die haar in 1405 aan haar gezworen vijandin, aan Florence, verkocht. Wel stonden de verontwaardigde

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