- Apr 2017
If the armies of Islam didn't conquer spain (for whatever reason), would the Franks have absorbed it instead? Before the Islamic conquest the Byzantine empire had retaken southern Spain but with the loss of north Africa they wouldn't be able to hold this. If the Franks did absorb the Visigoth kingdom how would this be divided with Charlemagne's successors (presuming it still plays out this way)? Would it be part of west francia or its own kingdom/s?