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Author Messadie, Gerald.

Uniform Title Histoire generale du diable. English
Title A history of the Devil / Gerald Messadie ; translated from the French by Marc Romano.

Imprint New York : Kodansha International, 1996.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  235.47 M562h, 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
Description vi, 377 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-361) and index.
Contents The ambiguous demons of Oceania -- India : spared from evil -- China and Japan : exorcism through writing -- Zoraster, the first Ayatollahs, and the true birth of the Devil -- Mesopotamia : the appearance of sin -- The Celts : thirty-five centuries without the Devil -- Greece : the Devil driven out by democracy -- Rome : the Devil banned -- Egypt : unthinkable damnation -- Africa : the cradle of religious ecology -- The North American Indians : land and fatherland -- The enigma of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, and the God-Who-Weeps -- Israel : demons as the heavenly servants of the modern Devil -- The Devil in the early church : the confusion of cause and effect -- The great night of the West : from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution -- Islam : the Devil as state functionary -- Modern times and the God of laziness, hatred, and nihilism.
Subject Devil -- History.
Demonology -- History.
ISBN 1568360819
9781568360812
Standard No. NZ1 4697674
NLGGC 303476346
AU@ 000011704570

 
    
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