Peter M. Holt

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Peter Malcolm Holt
Born (1918-11-28)28 November 1918
Died 2 November 2006(2006-11-02)
Nationality English
Fields History of Sudan, History of the Middle East
Alma mater University College, Oxford

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

Biography[edit]

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.[2]

Works[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Professor P. M. Holt". The Independent. 28 Nov 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Malcolm Holt 1918–2006 at the Wayback Machine (archived 28 September 2011), British Academy, 2008