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 Carmen in victoriam Pisanorum
(846 words)

Poem on the victory of the Pisans

Carmen in victoriam Pisanorum

Date: Probably soon after the events it relates, 1087, and before the First Crusade, 1095-99

Original Language: Latin


This is a poem in 73 stanzas celebrating the Pisan and Genoan attack on Mahdiyya (Tunisia) in 1087. The poet is clearly a Pisan cleric; he makes frequent allusions to biblical, particularly Old Testament, persons and events. The poem is an epic…

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Tolan, John, “ Carmen in victoriam Pisanorum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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