Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory

3.17 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781631492358: Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"[Aldo Schiavone] offers new insights into the final days of Jesus...The result is a history still being contested all these centuries later. Schiavone's account nicely lures Pilate out of the shadows, albeit briefly, even providing a measure of rehabilitation." The New York Times

The only historic figure outside the early Christian tradition to whom the Gospels ascribe a dialogue with Jesus is the first-century Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Presiding over the trial and execution of Jesus, Pilate is a figure who has straddled history and legend for over two thousand years. Now, Aldo Schiavone presents a comprehensive, revisionist biography of Pilate that meticulously reconstructs the social, religious and political context in which his fateful encounter with Jesus took place.

Drawing on a wealth of original research, Schiavone weaves together the sources, from epigraphs to the Gospels, from Josephus to Tacitus and Philon, to create a portrait that approaches its subject as if for the first time, without any other intent than to try to explain what happened.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"In this slender, elegantly translated work geared toward lay readers, Schiavone navigates between memory by the four writers of the Gospels, especially John, the closest to the context of first century Palestine and history Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, 'two first-century intellectuals' to help in the reconstruction of these contested events...A levelheaded, engaging reading of the Gospels and historical account that forms a solid sense of this pivotal personage and his role on the epic stage." --Kirkus Reviews

"In this slender, elegantly translated work geared toward lay readers, Schiavone navigates between memory by the four writers of the Gospels, especially John, the closest to the context of first century Palestine and history Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, 'two first-century intellectuals' to help in the reconstruction of these contested events...A levelheaded, engaging reading of the Gospels and historical account that forms a solid sense of this pivotal personage and his role on the epic stage." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author:

Aldo Schiavonne is the author of Spartacus and was a professor of Roman law at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, which he founded. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he lives in Rome. Jeremy Carden lived in Italy from 1987 to 2014. Now based in the UK, he works as a freelance translator.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Schiavone, Aldo
Published by . Lothrop, NY (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Valley Books
(Amherst, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description . Lothrop, NY, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Prinitng. 238pp. Photos on request. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 083918

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
5.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.87
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Schiavone, Aldo
Published by Liveright (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liveright, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Aldo Schiavone
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The only historic figure outside the early Christian tradition to whom the Gospels ascribe a dialogue with Jesus is the first-century Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Presiding over the trial and execution of Jesus, Pilate is a figure who has straddled history and legend for over two thousand years. Now, Aldo Schiavone presents a comprehensive, revisionist biography of Pilate that meticulously reconstructs the social, religious and political context in which his fateful encounter with Jesus took place. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Schiavone weaves together the sources, from epigraphs to the Gospels, from Josephus to Tacitus and Philon, to create a portrait that approaches its subject as if for the first time, without any other intent than to try to explain what happened. Seller Inventory # BTA9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Aldo Schiavone
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The only historic figure outside the early Christian tradition to whom the Gospels ascribe a dialogue with Jesus is the first-century Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Presiding over the trial and execution of Jesus, Pilate is a figure who has straddled history and legend for over two thousand years. Now, Aldo Schiavone presents a comprehensive, revisionist biography of Pilate that meticulously reconstructs the social, religious and political context in which his fateful encounter with Jesus took place. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Schiavone weaves together the sources, from epigraphs to the Gospels, from Josephus to Tacitus and Philon, to create a portrait that approaches its subject as if for the first time, without any other intent than to try to explain what happened. Seller Inventory # AAH9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Aldo Schiavone
Published by Liveright (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Quantity available: 15
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liveright, 2017. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FW-9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Schiavone, Aldo
Published by Liveright (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liveright, 2017. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1631492357-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Aldo Schiavone (author)
Published by Liveright 2017-04-11, New York (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Liveright 2017-04-11, New York, 2017. hardback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Aldo Schiavone, Jeremy Carden
Published by Liveright 2017-04-11 (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Liveright 2017-04-11, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-WLY-9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Aldo Schiavone
Published by WW Norton & Co
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description WW Norton & Co. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781631492358

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
21.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Schiavone, Aldo
Published by Liveright (2017)
ISBN 10: 1631492357 ISBN 13: 9781631492358
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liveright, 2017. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1631492357_11

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
21.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.93
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book