Social Studies Battle of Tours

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  • For multiple years, the French territories were intimidated by Muslims in Spain. Muslims kept moving forward, so in order to prevent advance, Duke Eudes had to wed his daughter to one of the Islamic Emirs named Othmar.
  • ATTACK!
  • AGHHHHH!!!
  • The Frankish Mayor of the Palace named Charles grew angry because of this event. In a battle, Othmar was killed and the peace between Eudes and Muslims was broken.
  • The governor of Spain, Abd er Rahman, decided to loot the Frankish territories, so they trekked over the Pyrenees mountains.
  • looks like they left
  • RETREAT!
  • It was unexpectedly cold for the Arabs and they were not prepared for the weather. However, the Franks had the advantage of the landscape and they were well-dressed for the cold. Neither side attacked for 6 days but on the seventh day, Rahman attacked.
  • Because of their preparation, the Franks were easily winning the battle. Abd er Rahman was surrounded and killed by Franks.
  • Frankish sources state that the battle lasted for only one day, while Arab sources say it lasted two days. The Muslims then retreated during the night and Charles was honored for saving the Christian religion
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