Today (maybe) in European history: the Battle of Tours (probably 732)

Let’s get the big problem out in the open right up front: while October 10, 732, is the most commonly cited date upon which the Battle of Tours (Poitiers) was fought, between the Umayyad Caliphate and a European coalition under the command of Frankish majordomo Charles Martel (d. 741), there are a lot of reasons … Continue reading Today (maybe) in European history: the Battle of Tours (probably 732)

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Today (maybe?) in European history: the Battle of Tours (732…I guess?)

Let’s get the big problem out in the open right up front: while October 10, 732, is the most commonly cited date upon which this battle, between the armies of the Umayyad Caliphate and a European coalition under the command of Frankish majordomo Charles Martel (d. 741), took place, there are a lot of reasons … Continue reading Today (maybe?) in European history: the Battle of Tours (732…I guess?)

Today (maybe) in European history: the Battle of Tours (probably 732)

Let's get the big problem out in the open right up front: while October 10, 732, is the most commonly cited date upon which the Battle of Tours (Poitiers) was fought, between the Umayyad Caliphate and a European coalition under the command of Frankish majordomo Charles Martel (d. 741), there are a lot of reasons … Continue reading Today (maybe) in European history: the Battle of Tours (probably 732)

Today (maybe?) in European history: the Battle of Tours (732…I guess?)

Let's get the big problem out in the open right up front: while October 10, 732, is the most commonly cited date upon which this battle, between the armies of the Umayyad Caliphate and a European coalition under the command of Frankish majordomo Charles Martel (d. 741), took place, there are a lot of reasons … Continue reading Today (maybe?) in European history: the Battle of Tours (732…I guess?)

Today (actually maybe yesterday) in Islamic history: the Battle of Tours, 732 (outsourced)

Yesterday was (maybe, see at the link) the anniversary of the Battle of Tours in 732, when a Frankish army under the command of Charles Martel defeated an Arab-Berber army that had marched over the Pyrenees from Spain and was threatening to sack the rich Christian pilgrimage site at Tours. I've mentioned Tours in the … Continue reading Today (actually maybe yesterday) in Islamic history: the Battle of Tours, 732 (outsourced)