Edited by Clara Baracchini. Texts by Franco Angiolini, Ewa Karwacka Codini, Lucia Capitani, Clara Baracchini and Donata Devoti
1997 / 96 PAGES.
Language: Three editions: Italian, French, English
Pisa under the Cross of Saint Stephen. The ancient Order of the Knights of Saint Stephen, founded by Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici to fight against the infidels in defence of their ruler and the Catholic faith, is described here in all its glory.
In the midst of the 16th century, Cosimo de’ Medici founded the Order of the Knights of Saint Stephen, from whom he received the title of Grand Master in Pisa with great pomp and circumstance. The order achieved instant success thanks to the privileges allotted to its Knights, the prestige conferred by its cross and its wealth. The Tuscan city preserves majestic and venerable traces of this influential order, founded to fight against the infidels and destined to bring prestige to the Duchy on the seas as well as on land, in one of its squares and several of its buildings.