Atlas of Warfare by Richard Natkiel

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This was defeated at Poitiers bj which marked the high tide of Moslem power in the west. Defeat in the Caucasus at the hands of the Kha/ars of southern Russia the previous years halted plans to move north. There were minor Charles Martel actions in in a battle succeeding years, but bj 750 the great age of Islamic Arab expansion had to an come end =^ « r . " _i_l " , * ' ' ^ -iJ i » m "ft Vbove: the unsuccessful siege of Constantinople in the earl} eighth century. led: Mohammed, the father of Islam, and ( in isi pictured together.

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Pepin died in "68 and. following the traditional Frankish custom, his kingdom was divided between his sons. Charlemagne and in 778. battles that occurred immortalized in the in Charlemagne was crowned Roman 771. Charlemagne was now sole ruler, and he pursued an even more energetic policy of expansion than his father. Over the next 30 years several campaigns would be conducted emperor by the Pope in 800. and died in 814. He had planned to divide his kingdom, but was survived by only one son. Louis the Pious.

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