Peter M. Holt

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Peter Malcolm Holt
Born 1918
Died 2006
Nationality English
Fields History of Sudan, History of the Middle East
Alma mater University College, Oxford

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


Holt attended Lord Williams's Grammar School in Thame and went on to study History at University College, Oxford.[2] He went on to become Professor of the History of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) from 1975-1982.


  • 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 Nov 2006. 
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]