Discipline(s): Byzantine Studies, History, Islamic Studies
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Professor Beihammer's research focuses on the middle and late Byzantine period and may be divided into three areas: Byzantine diplomatics and institutional history; diplomacy, communication, and cross-cultural exchange between Byzantium and the Muslim world; and Byzantine-Frankish contacts in the crusader states and the Eastern Mediterranean. He has published two monographs on the transmission of Byzantine letters and official documents in Arabic medieval sources and on Greek documents issued in the crusader kingdom of Cyprus. His scholarly articles address forms of communication and ritual aspects in Byzantine-Muslim relations and institutional and social transformation in the Frankish-held territories of Byzantium.