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Dr David Hunt


MA, DPhil (Oxon.)

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Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  


E.D. Hunt is the author of Holy Land pilgrimage in the later Roman Empire (1982, repr. 1984, 1998) and of three chapters in the new Cambridge Ancient History (vol. 13, "The Late Empire"). He has also co-edited (with J.W. Drijvers) a collection of papers on the fourth-century Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus (1999). He has published many papers on early Christian pilgrimage, church and state in the late Roman empire, and on Ammianus Marcellinus. He is currently working on a book on church and state in the fourth century AD. Dr Hunt retired from his post as Senior Lecturer in 2007, but remains closely involved with the Department.

Research interests

  • late Roman and early Christian history
  • Ammianus Marcellinus


Chapter in book

  • Hunt, E.D. (2007). Imperial Law or Councils of the Church? Theodosius I and the imposition of doctrinal uniformity. In Discipline and Diversity (Studies in Church History, vol. 43). Cooper, Kate. & Gregory, Jeremy. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer. 57-68.
  • Hunt, E.D. (2006). Beggars from the Vatican: Ammianus Marcellinus on Roman Christianity. In Studia Patristica 39. Young, F., Edwards, M. & Parvis, P. Leuven: Peeters. 65-70.
  • Hunt, E.D. (2004). Holy Land Itineraries: Mapping the Bible in Late Roman Palestine. In Space in the Roman World: Its Perception and Presentation. Talbert, R & Brodersen, K Munster: LIT Verlag. 97-110.
  • Hunt, E.D. (2003). Imperial Building at Rome: the role of Constantine. In Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy. Lomas, K & Cornell, T London: Routledge. 105-124.
  • Hunt, E.D. (2001). The date of the Itinerarium Egeriae. In Studia Patristica 38. Leuven: Peeters. 410-416.
  • Hunt, E.D. (2000). The Itinerary of Egeria: Reliving the Bible in Fourth-Century Palestine. In The Holy Land, Holy Lands, and Christian History (Studies in Church History 36). Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer. 34-54.