the combination threatened for a time to be unstoppable
French translation: une combinaison imbattable
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14:09 Apr 25, 2008
English to French translations [PRO] History
English term or phrase:the combination threatened for a time to be unstoppable
Période post Empire romain
Out of Arabia came another military force[...]. From the 630s, Arab armies, united under the banner of the new religion of Islam, swept through the peninsula and then outwards to overwhelm the tired autocraties of Byzantium and Persia. The islamic victory was not achieved at first through any superior technology - although the Arab armies use of the camel for transport doubtless assisted them in the desert terrain of many of their victories - but through the cohesive inspiration of ideology.. When the new religion spread to the Turkic horse archers of the Central Asian steppes by the 9th c., the combination threatened for a time to be unstoppable.
- Un problème de compréhension : "combination" se rapporte-t-il à islam+archers turcs ?
- Un problème de formulation
Yes - I've had a good look at this Stéphanie and that is what I conclude too. It is the combination of the inspirational ideology and the advanced military means (for the time, anyway) that was 'quasi-inarrêtable'