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What if Islam Had Conquered Europe?



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Could Muslim forces have conquered Europe during the Middle Ages? Well if the Battle of Tours in 732, where Frankish King Charles Martel defeated the army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by ‘Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, had the opposite outcome it’s very possible European history could have been wildly different. How so? Watch the episode to find out.

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Graphics By: Noelle Smith
Edited By: Linda Huang
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Works Cited:

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Tours-732
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-tours

The Battle of Tours
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/founder-of-islam-dies
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Martel

http://www.history.com/topics/crusades
https://www.livescience.com/4892-charlemagne-changed-world.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2016/11-12/muslim-medicine-scientific-discovery-islam/
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-reasons-the-dark-ages-werent-so-dark
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arabic-islamic-influence/

Gerard Wiegers; Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities. Common Knowledge 1 January 2015; 21 (1): 106

David Hanlon; Islam and Stereotypical Discourse in Medieval Castile and León. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 1 September 2000; 30 (3): 479–504.

Gerard Wiegers; Fuzzy Categories and Religious Polemics: The Daily Life of Christians and Muslims in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean World. Common Knowledge 1 August 2013; 19 (3): 474–489

Books:
Jacob Lassner Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities
Jasbir Puar Terrorist Assemblages
David Cook Understanding Jihad

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