The battle of Tours

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The battle of Tours
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:27:12 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Tours

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,
732
between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic
army
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
Iberian
peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical
importance, in that it may have halted the invasion of Europe by
Muslims,
and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith, during a period in
which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian
Empires.
Contents
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1 Combatants
2 Prelude
3 Location
4 The Battle
5 Aftermath
5.1 Importance of the Battle


 
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