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A History of the Devil

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Translator  Marc Romano
Series  Kodansha Globe Series
Author  Gerald Messadié
Published  1993 (Kodansha)
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Country  France
Media type  Hardcover
Page count  377
ISBN  9781568361987
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Original title  Histoire Générale du Diable
Published in English  1997 (Kodansha America, Incorporated)
Demonology books  The history of the Devil and the id, A celebration of demons, Satan, Fallen Angels and Spirit, Demon Possession & the Chri

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.


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


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