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October 732 Forces Engaged Franks: Unknown. Commander: Charles Martel. Moslems: Approximately 20,000-80,000. Commander: Abd er-Rahman. Importance Moslem defeat ended the Moslem’s threat to western Europe, and Frankish victory established the Franks as the dominant population in western Europe, establishing the dynasty that led to Charlemagne. Historical Setting During 717–718, Moslem forces tried and failed to […]

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