Charles Martel

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Charles Mar·tel

 (mär-tĕl′) Known as "the Hammer." 688?-741.
Frankish ruler of Austrasia (715-741) who in 732 halted the European invasion of the Moors. His grandson was Charlemagne.

Charles Martel

(Biography) grandfather of Charlemagne. ?688–741 ad, Frankish ruler of Austrasia (715–41), who checked the Muslim invasion of Europe by defeating the Moors at Poitiers (732)

Charles′ Mar•tel′

(mɑrˈtɛl) n.
a.d. 690?–741, ruler of the Franks 714–741 (grandfather of Charlemagne).
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732: In the Battle of Tours in what is now north-central France, a Frankish army led by Charles Martel won a decisive victory over an army of the Umayyad Caliphate attempting to expand its conquests north from Muslim Hispania.
In Essays Offered to Herbert Putnam, Hanson's successor Charles Martel says that "from the standpoint of the reference service of the library the.
They swept across North Africa and then Spain until they were defeated by Charles Martel at the battle of Tours in 732AD and later expelled from Spain by Isabella and Ferdinand.
In the meanwhile, a Frankish prince, Charles Martel ("Martel" means "the Hammer"), realizing the danger that approached, gathered together a somewhat ragtag army to halt the Muslim advance.
Chapter Four opens with the argument that the love of Charles Martel of Anjou, Cunizza da Romano, the Provencal love poet Folco, and the prostitute Rahab, strongly links them to the "polis" (97) as it is comprised of charity and friendship.
The Arab commander of that battle, Abdul Rahman al-Ghafiqi, was killed and Charles Martel won.
As I was leaving Paris, I prayed for another Charles Martel who would prevent the Arab destruction of the greatest country in Europe.
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In fact, Fiennes traces the family roots to around 800 AD, to find that the primogenitor of the family tree was Charlemagne's grandfather, Charles Martel, Fiennes's great-to-the-power-of-41 grandfather.
Derbyshire dwells only on Islamic art and literature, and implies we would have been better off had Charles Martel lost the Battle of Tours in 722.