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Peter Holt (historian)

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Peter Malcolm Holt, FBA (28 November 1918 – 2 November 2006) was a historian of the Middle East and Sudan in particular.[1][2]

Peter Malcolm Holt
Born(1918-11-28)28 November 1918
Died(2006-11-02)2 November 2006
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford
Scientific career
FieldsHistory of Sudan, History of the Middle East


Holt attended Lord Williams's School in Thame and studied History at University College, Oxford. He then obtained a diploma of education and worked as a secondary school teacher and inspector in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1941–53, and as Government Archivist and part-time lecturer at the University College of Khartoum 1952–55. He taught at SOAS, University of London as Lecturer from 1955–82, then Reader, then Professor of Arab History, and finally Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East from 1975–82.[2]


  • Holt, P. M., Egypt and the Fertile Crescent 1516-1922, A Political History (London, 1966).
  • Holt, P. M., Studies in the History of the Near East (London, 1973).
  • Holt, P. M., Cambridge History of Islam (Cambridge, 1978).
  • Holt, P. M., The Age of the Crusades, The Near East from the Eleventh Century to 1517 (London, 1986).
  • Holt, P. M., The Crusader States and Their Neighbours, 1098-1291 (Pearson 2004). ISBN 0-582-36931-2


  1. ^ "Obituary: Professor P. M. Holt". The Independent. 28 November 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Peter Malcolm Holt 1918–2006" (PDF). Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link), British Academy, 2008