The Byzantine Empire was a country in Southern Europe having its origins in Eastern Roman Empire. During the ages, the Empire declined because of Islam advance and was dissolved in 1453 by fall of its capital, Constantinople.

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Was it ever claimed by a scholar that the Byzantines intentionally missed the battle of Civitate?

I have seen a claim to this effect in a popular article but it strikes me as very very odd. So - Was it ever claimed by a scholar that the Byzantines intentionally missed the battle of Civitate? ...