Poitiers AD 732: Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (Campaign)

Poitiers AD 732: Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (Campaign)

David Nicolle


within the early a long time of the eighth century advert, Islamic forces have been flooding into Europe during the Iberian peninsula, threatening Frankish and Burgundian territory and raiding it with ever-increasing ferocity. on the conflict of Poitiers, often referred to as excursions, Christian forces lower than the Frankish chief Charles Martel "The Hammer" (grandfather of Charlemagne) faced a major invading Islamic military. The Franks have been positive, successfully halting the northward develop of Islam and conserving Christianity because the dominant religion in Europe. specialist medievalist David Nicolle attracts on modern resources to reconstruct this turning-point conflict, locations it in its ancient context and experiences its historical past and speedy and longer-term old results.

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