Invasions des Sarrazins en France et de France en Savoie, en Pimont et dans la Suisse, pendant les 8e, 9e et 10e sicles de notre re d'aprs les auteurs chrtiens et mahomtans

By: Reinaud, Joseph Toussaint ; (1795-1867)

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xlii , (2) , 324 pages; Contents clean and secure in a contemporary binding of quarter leather and marbled boards, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremitiesfirst blank after marbled endpapers detached. Fascinating and thorough history of the Saracens in France by noted medievalist Joseph Toussaint Reinaud. The Saracens (the Arabs, Berbers, Moors and Turks) invaded France at various times from the beginning of the 8th century and occupied the country for a century. Charles Martel defeated the Saracens at Poitiers in 732, driving them to Provence in southeastern France. They were defeated in several battles there, but retained control of part of the Massif des Maures. They built a fortress on the heights overlooking the current village of la Garde-Freinet, about 20 km northwest of St Tropez. From their fortress, the Saracens raided the surrounding Provence for another two hundred years, until 973 when Count William, the Liberator, defeated and expelled them. During the occupation, the Saracens did share their advanced knowledge of medicine and the use of pine resin and cork-oak bark with the local inhabitants.

Title: Invasions des Sarrazins en France et de France en Savoie, en Pimont et dans la Suisse, pendant les 8e, 9e et 10e sicles de notre re d'aprs les auteurs chrtiens et mahomtans

Author Name: Reinaud, Joseph Toussaint ; (1795-1867)

Categories: Medieval Studies, 19th Century, Military History, European History, French Language and Literature,

Publisher: Paris, A la Librairie orientaliste de Ve Dondey-Dupr: 1836

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 42314

Keywords: Saracen Invasions French History Medieval History