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    DescriptionThe foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter story, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a historical figure who haunts our imagination. For some he is a saint, for others the embodiment of human weakness, an archetypal politician willing to sacrifice one man for the sake of stability. In this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings man and myth to life. Working from classical sources, she plunges us into the world of biblical Judaea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and lets us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.


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    Title
    Pontius Pilate
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Wroe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 368 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375753978
    ISBN 10: 0375753974
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, REL006040
    DC21: 226.092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 226/.092
    LC classification: BS2520.P55 W76 2001
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    Thema V1.0: DNBX, QRMF13
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    15 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ann Wroe wrote her first book at the age of seven. She received her doctorate in history from Oxford University, and then joined the BBC World Service to cover the last years of communism in Europe. Since 1992 she has been the editor of the American section of The Economist; before that she was its literary editor. Her books include Lives, "Lies and the Iran-Contra Affair" and "A Fool and His Money," an account of a scandal in a French village during the Hundred Years' War. She lives in London with her husband and three sons.
    Review quote
    "Pontius Pilate is a veritable treasure trove of history, legend, fascinating information and thought-provoking speculation."
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    The foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter story, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a historical figure who haunts our imagination. For some he is a saint, for others the embodiment of human weakness, an archetypal politician willing to sacrifice one man for the sake of stability. In this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings man and myth to life. Working from classical sources, she plunges us into the world of biblical Judaea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and lets us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.