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Poitiers AD 732 - Charles Martel Turns the Islamic Tide

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Campaign Series - Middle Ages (500 to 1500 A.D.)
Author: David Nicolle
Publish Date: 2008
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148078610 OSPCAM190 CAM190 Softcover MINT/New

In the early decades of the 8th century AD, Islamic forces were flooding into Europe through the Iberian peninsula, threatening Frankish and Burgundian territory and raiding it with ever-increasing ferocity. At the battle of Poitiers, also known as Tours, Christian forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel 'The Hammer' (grandfather of Charlemagne) confronted a massive invading Islamic army. The Franks were victorious, effectively halting the northward advance of Islam and preserving Christianity as the dominant faith in Europe. Expert medievalist David Nicolle draws on contemporary sources to reconstruct this turning-point battle, placing it in its historical context and reviewing its background and the subsequent historical consequences.

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