battle of tours

  1. SunKing105

    WI: Charles Martel killed at the Battle of Tours

    While the battle's importance is often overstated, and the Ummayads were already overextending themselves and even considered abandoning Al-Andalus, the Battle of Tours still stopped Ummayad incursions in the area and solidified the power of the Carolingians. What if Charles Martel was killed in...
  2. ArchimedesCircle

    For Want of a Hammer
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Prelude The transition between the late Roman and the post-Roman west was not a simple process. First came the Migration period, the Völkerwanderung, when Germanic peoples swept through the Western Roman Empire. Then the Empire ceased to exist, dissolved by Odoacer. Odoacer was in turn...
  3. Talus I of Dixie

    Muslim World: The True Faith Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Chapter 1

    Muslim World The Gates of Gaul: Tours The year is 732. A huge moorish army attacks Tours, the battle is bloody, but its commander, Algafeque, is cunning, a cavalry force composed of 3,000 brave knights who had placed Charles Martel in a trap and hiding how many the franks arrived, attack the...
  4. Maximum extent of Umayyad expansion in Francia, and vice versa?

    Although the Battle of Tours was not the clear turning point it is often thought to be, the Umayyads still made it pretty far into the Frankish realm(s). The Battle of Tours, albeit mostly a raid, did have significant effects on the popularity of Charles Martel, the founder of the Carolingian...
  5. Gabzcervo

    Moonlight Dawn upon West: Tales of Failed Battle of Tours
    Threadmarks: ACT I: The Beginnings

    With My Own New TL, where Arabs invent the gunpowder first, then second, the Umayyads overrun France and Italy, and thanks to who's discussed al-Andalus, Islamic France, and Islamic Italy on these forums over the years for leaving behind a massive body of discussion to trawl through over the...
  6. ArchimedesCircle

    The Palace has Fallen: A Timeline Without Charlemagne
    Threadmarks: Part 1: The Fall of the Hammer

    Hey! This is my first attempt at a timeline, so I'm looking for feedback on pretty much everything. Part 1: The Hammer Falls On October 10, 732 a band of Arab and Berber raiders lead by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi clashed with Frankish and Aquitanian troops in western Gaul. The veteran...