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  Battle of Toulouse (721) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Toulouse (721) was a victory of a Frankish army led by Duke Odo of Aquitaine over an Umayyad army besieging the city of Toulouse, and led by the governor of Al-Andalus, Al-Samh ibn Malik al-Khawlani.
The slaughter of Christians at the Battle of the River Garonne was evidently horrific; Isidorus Pacensis commented that "solus Deus numerum morientium vel pereuntium recognoscat", 'God alone knows the number of the slain' (Chronicon).
However, virtually all historians agree that the Christian victory at Toulouse was important in a macrohistorical sense; it gave Charles Martel badly needed time to strengthen his grip on power and build the veteran army which stood him in such good stead eleven years later at Tours.
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 Battle of Covadonga
The Battle of Covadonga was the first major victory by a Christian military force in Spain following the Islamic Moors' conquest of that country in 711.
On July 9, 721, an Islamic force that crossed the Pyrenees and invaded the Kingdom of the Franks was defeated by them near Toulouse, in modern France.
In the late summer of 721, a Moorish general named Alqama led his men into Pelayo's territory and overran much of it, forcing Pelayo to retreat deep into the mountains of Asturias.
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 Qwika - similar:Battle_of_Tours
Battle of Poitiers may refer to one of the following battles: Battle of Tours (732), also known as Battle of Poitiers between Frankish and Islamic armies Battle of Poitiers (1356), between England and France.
There have been two battles known as the Battle of Toulouse: Battle of Toulouse (721) during the Islamic conquest of Iberia Battle of Toulouse (1814) during the Napoleonic Wars This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
The Battle of Tolbiac was fought between the Franks under Clovis I and the Alamanni, traditionally in 496.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Battle of Tours
The Battle of Tours (October 10, 732), often called Battle of Poitiers and also called in Arabic بلاط الشهداء (Balâṭ al-Shuhadâ’) The Court of Martyrs was fought near the city of Tours, close to the border between the Frankish realm and the independent region of Aquitaine.
The battle followed twenty years of Umayyad conquests in Europe, beginning with the invasion of the Visigoth Christian Kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and progressing into the Frankish territories of Gaul, former provinces of the Roman Empire.
At Bordeaux, and again at the Battle of the River Garonne, the Umayyad cavalry were not taken by surprise, and given a chance to mass for battle, this led to the devastation of Eudes's army, almost all of whom were killed with minimal losses to the Muslims.
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 List of battles (alphabetical) - WikiLeasing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Battle of Dufile 1888 - Emin Pasha - Moyo District - Uganda
Battle of Mohács - 1526 - Turkish Conquest of Hungary
Battle of Pavia (773) - Conquests of Charlemagne
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 Battle of North Africa
Battle of Carthage (698) - The Battle of Carthage was fought in 698 between the Byzantine Exarchate of Africa, and the armies of Egypt.
The battle resulted in the final destruction of that Byzantine territory, and the conquest of North Africa by the forces of Islam.
Battle of Ticameron - The Battle of Ticameron took place on December 15, 533 between the armies of the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, and his brother Tzazon, and the eastern Roman Empire (later referred to as the Byzantine Empire), under the command of General Belisarius.
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 Charles Martel Summary
In 721, the emir of Córdoba had built up a strong army from Morocco, Yemen, and Syria to conquer Aquitaine, the large duchy in the southwest of Gaul, nominally under Frankish sovereignty, but in practice almost independent in the hands of the Odo the Great since the Merovingian kings had lost power.
Odo, hero of Toulouse, was badly defeated in the Muslim invasion of 732 at the Battle of the River Garonne—where the western chroniclers state, "God alone knows the number of the slain"— and the city of Bordeaux was sacked and looted.
From the Muslim accounts of the battle, they were indeed taken by surprise to find a large force opposing their expected sack of Tours, and they waited for six days, scouting the enemy, and summoning all their raiding parties so their full strength was present for the battle.
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Manzikert, the battle that broke the theme system in Byzantium and allowed the Turkic people into Asia Minor is a big one (and may be the last real inflection point victory for Islam) while Tours and the Battle of Vienna stopped (respectively) the Arab and Turk advance and, thus Islamizaion of the West.
Manzikert did NOT break the thematic system, nor was it the battle that permitted Turkish settlement of Asia Minor, this was already quite well established at the time and the battle of Manzikert merely allowed the Turks to consolidate in the absence of determined Imperial opposition (courtesy of the ineffectuality of Romanus Diogenes).
Lepanto was effectivly a battle of annhilation and the Ottoman Empire was reduced to a cripple on the high seas.
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 Battle of the Berre
To understand as well as possible the preparation and the development of this engagement, it is necessary to try to reconstitute the probable establishment of these two armies, the day before the battle and to penetrate the process of making use of the projected action.
On a purely documentary basis, at the time of the battle of Toulouse in 721, where the Emir El Samh is killed, the Count Eudes writes to the Pope stating the extravagant number of 375 000 Moors killed.
The war hazard did that the latter arrived more quickly than expected and instead of being an unfavourable element for Charles, which he perhaps feared, it was his chance, because this landing was the cause of disorder in the Arab rows, at the most disadvantageous moment for them.
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The Battle of Flers-Courcelette (sixth phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)
The Battle of Morval (seventh phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)
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Battle of Covadonga - 722 - Moslem Conquest of Spain
Battle of Neaje - 1016- Olaf II of Norway
Battle of Warsaw (1939), at the outset of World War II Battle of Warsaw (1944), near the end of World War II Battle of Waterloo - 1815 - War of the Seventh Coalition
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 Battle of Toulouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There have been two battles known as the Battle of Toulouse:
Battle of Toulouse (721) during the Islamic conquest of Hispania
Battle of Toulouse (1814) during the Napoleonic Wars
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 'The Rest' Test for the West - ExtremeTech Discussions
Plus, if you really want to get technical about it, the Battle of Toulouse in 721 A.D. was when we first ticked off the Muslims (or at least Odo did).
Currently the USA is in an expansionistic phase (first I'd say was durring westward expansion and then another just after WW2), and we are using the ideal of "spreading democracy" again as justification for our current expansion...
Unfortunately in today's date, since we have poured enough wealth into the Middle East, they now have the means to fight against our expansionistic attitude.
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