Battle of Poitiers

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Historical Context Note

The Frankish army of Charles Martel crushed the Arab cavalry of d’Abd al-Rahman, marking the most northerly reach of the Arab advance into Europe.

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Citation:
Editors. "Battle of Poitiers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 November 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1638, accessed 28 July 2014.]