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A History of the Devil is a book by Gerald Messadié published in 1996. It was originally published in France in 1993 as Histoire Générale du Diable. It was translated into English by Marc Romano.

Contents:

  1. The Ambiguous Demons of Oceania
    India: Spared from Evil
  2. China and Japan: Exorcism through Writing
  3. Zoroaster, the First Ayatollahs, and the True Birth of the Devil
  4. Mesopotamia: The Appearance of Sin
  5. The Celts: Thirty-five Centuries without the Devil
  6. Greece: The Devil Driven Out by Democracy
  7. Rome: The Devil Banned
  8. Egypt: Unthinkable Damnation
  9. Africa: The Cradle of Religious Ecology
  10. The North American Indians: Land and Fatherland
  11. The Enigma of Quetzalcoatl: the Feathered
  12. Serpent, and the God-Who-Weeps
    Israel: Demons as the Heavenly Servants of the Modern Devil
  13. The Devil in the Early Church: The Confusion of Cause and Effect
  14. The Great Night of the West: From the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
  15. Islam: The Devil as State Functionary
    Modern Times and the God of Laziness, Hatred, and Nihilism
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