Battle of Tours Project

Battle of Tours Project
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  • Before the Battle of Tours
  • Before the Battle of Tours
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  • FRANKISH TERRITORY BORDER IN 200 KM
  • During the Battle of Tours
  • Othmar, one of the Islamic emirs married to Duke Eudes' daughter, died in 731, ending the peace between Eudes and Spain. 
  • During the Battle of Tours
  • In 732, Abd er Rahman, the governor of Spain, marched over the Pyrenees to defeat Frankish territories and spread Islamic culture.
  • After the Battle of Tours
  • Charles Martel, an army commander, positioned his army at a place where he expected the Muslim army to pass, at a defensive position. He wanted the war to take place where the Clain and Vienne rivers meet.
  • After the Battle of Tours
  • Muslims had cavalry and were armed with their long lances, long swords, and spears, and the Franks were mostly infantry with swords, spears, and shields that formed a phalanx-like formation.
  • The Arab army retreated back south over the Pyrenees.
  • The victory was celebrated by Frankish bakers who fashioned bread in the form of the Islamic crescent and served it up to celebrating Franks who devoured the symbol of the invader.
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