Peter Malcolm Holt, FBA (28 November 1918 – 2 November 2006) was a historian of the Middle East and Sudan in particular.
Holt attended Lord Williams's Grammar 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 Sudan 1941–53, and as Government Archivist and part-time lecturer at the University College of Khartoum 1952–55. He taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 1955–82, as Lecturer, then Reader, then Professor of Arab History, and finally Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East 1975–82.
- 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