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Why did Ottoman Sultans prioritize the title of Sultan over that of Caliph?

Well, the word or title, "Caliph" literally means, "Heir"....more specifically, the "Heir" to Muhammad's legacy. For the majority of Muslims worldwide, Abu Bakr, was the ...
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Which date is true?

You do realize, I hope, that Gregorian dates don't exist before 1582. The date difference with the Julian calendar was 11 days in the 1700's; and 11 centuries earlier, skipping the years divisible by ...
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Have the Arabs ever conquered Kayseri?

It seems possible that the location of the Arab/Byzantine battle you are thinking of wasn't Kayseri in Anatolia, but Caesarea Maritima in the Levant region. The confusion on the name is noted in the ...
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Have the Arabs ever conquered Kayseri?

There were certainly lots of battles in history in Central Anatolia, but it looks like the Byzantines held onto political control of that area up until the Seljuks won the battle of Manzikert(1071) ...
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Was the Seljuk Empire an independent empire or an autonomous sub-entity of the Abbasid Caliphate?

"Was the Seljuk Empire an independent empire or an autonomous sub-entity of the Abbasid Caliphate?" Yes. That is the only answer that makes sense. The Seljuk realm was somewhere on the ...
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