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 (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 (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)