Peter Holt (historian)

Peter Malcolm Holt
Born (1918-11-28)28 November 1918
Astley, Lancashire
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]


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]



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

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