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 many years 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, sometimes called excursions, Christian forces less than the Frankish chief Charles Martel "The Hammer" (grandfather of Charlemagne) faced a major invading Islamic military. The Franks have been triumphant, successfully halting the northward improve of Islam and maintaining Christianity because the dominant religion in Europe. specialist medievalist David Nicolle attracts on modern resources to reconstruct this turning-point conflict, areas it in its historic context and experiences its historical past and quick and longer-term old results.

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