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Charles Martel

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Charles Martel

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Malik Bentalha - Charles Martel

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Charles Martel

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La bataille de 732 et son interprétation

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Charles Martel battu par les Arabes?!

Charles Martel was a Frankish statesman and military leader who as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was the de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death. The son of the Frankish statesman Pepin of Herstal and a noblewoman named Alpaida, Charles successfully asserted his claims to power as successor to his father as the power behind the throne in Frankish politics. Continuing and building on his father's work, he restored centralized government in Francia and began the series of military campaigns that re-established the Franks as the undisputed masters of all Gaul.
  • Personal 

  • Background 

  • Contesting for power 

  • Consolidation of power 

  • Aquitaine and the Battle of Tours in 732 

  • Wars of 732–737 

  • Interregnum 

  • Death and transition in rule 

  • Legacy 

  • Family and children 

  • Reputation and historiography