The battle of Tours

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The battle of Tours
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:27:12 PM »

The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be
confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10,
between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic
led by Emir Abd er Rahman, near the city of Tours, France. During the
battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was
killed. This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the
peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical
importance, in that it may have halted the invasion of Europe by
and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith, during a period in
which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian
1 Combatants
2 Prelude
3 Location
4 The Battle
5 Aftermath
5.1 Importance of the Battle

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