Panayiotis Jerasimof Vatikiotis

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Panayiotis Jerasimof Vatikiotis (5 February 1928-15 December 1997) was a Greek-American political scientist and historian of the Middle East. He was Professor of Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He was one of the 'gang of four' analysts including John Barrett Kelly, Elie Kedourie and Bernard Lewis.

Vatikiotis was born in Jerusalem, the son of Paraskevi and Jerasimos Vatikiotis. He was educated at Greek and English private schools in Palestine, before studying at the American University in Cairo and Johns Hopkins University.[1]

A festschrift was published in his honour in 1993.[2]


  • The Egyptian Army in politics; pattern for new nations?, 1961
  • Politics and the military in Jordan : a study of the Arab Legion, 1921-1957, 1967
  • Egypt since the revolution, 1968
  • The modern history of Egypt, 1969. 2nd ed published as The history of Egypt, 1980.
  • Conflict in the Middle East, 1971
  • (ed.) Revolution in the Middle East, and other case studies, 1972
  • Nasser and his generation, 1978
  • The modern history of Egypt, 1986. Rev. ed. published as The history of modern Egypt: from Muhammad Ali to Mubarak, 1991
  • Islam and the state University of Michigan Press reprint, 1987.
  • "Islam on the Move? The Will to Power," Encounter, (November, 1989)