Front Page Titles (by Subject) Sect. X.: Religion of Zoroaster. - The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires
Sect. X.: Religion of Zoroaster. - Constantin-François Chasseboeuf, marquis de Volney, The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires 
The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires, 3rd ed. (London: J. Johnson, 1796).
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- The Ruins: Or, a Survey of the Revolutions of Empires.
- Chap. I.: The Tour.
- Chap. II.: Meditations.
- Chap. III.: The Apparition.
- Chap. IV.: The Hemisphere.
- Chap. V.: Condition of Man In the Universe.
- Chap. VI.: Original State of Man.
- Chap. VII.: Principles of Society.
- Chap. VIII.: Source of the Evils of Society.
- Chap. IX.: The Origin of Government and Laws.
- Chap. X.: General Causes of the Prosperity of Ancient States.
- Chap. XI.: General Causes of the Revolutions and Ruin of Ancient States.
- Chap. XII.: Lessons Taught By Ancient, Repeated In Modern Times.
- Chap. XIII.: Will the Human Race Be Ever In a Better Condition Than At Present.
- Chap. XIV.: Grand Obstacle to Improvement.
- Chap. XV.: New Age.
- Chap. XVI.: A Free and Legislative People.
- Chap. XVII.: Universal Basis of All Right and All Law.
- Chap. XVIII.: Consternation and Conspiracy of Tyrants.
- Chap. XIX.: General Assembly of the People.
- Chap. XX.: Investigation of Truth.
- Chap. XXI.: Problem of Religious Contradictions.
- Chap. XXII.: Origin and Genealogy of Religious Ideas.
- Sect. I.: Origin of the Idea of God: Worship of the Elements, and the Physical Powers of Nature.
- Sect. II.: Second System: Worship of the Stars, Or Sabeism.
- Sect. III.: Third System: Worship of Symbols, Or Idolatry.
- Sect. IV.: Fourth System: Worship of Two Principles, Or Dualism.
- Sect. V.: Mystical Or Moral Worship, Or the System of a Future State.
- Sect. VI.: Sixth System: the Animated World, Or Worship of the Universe Under Different Emblems.
- Sect. VII.: Seventh System: Worship of the Soul of the World, That Is, the Element of Fire, the Vital Principle of the Universe.
- Sect. VIII.: Eighth System: the World a Machine: Worship of the Demi-ourgos, Or Supreme Artificer.
- Sect. IX.: Religion of Moses, Or Worship of the Soul of the World (you-piter).
- Sect. X.: Religion of Zoroaster.
- Sect. XI.: Budoism, Or Religion of the Samaneans.
- Sect. XII.: Braminism, Or the Indian System.
- Sect. XIII.: Christianity, Or the Allegorical Worship of the Sun, Under the Cabalistical Names of Chris-en Or Christ, and Y
- Chap. XXIII.: End of All Religions the Same.
- Chap. XXIV.: Solution of the Problem of Contradictions.
Religion of Zoroaster.
“Zoroaster was also a man of the same bold and energetic stamp, who, five centuries after Moses, and in the time of David, revived and moralized among the Medes and Bactrians the whole Egyptian system of Osiris, under the names of Ormuzd and Ahrimanes. He called the reign of summer, virtue and good; the reign of winter, sin and evil; the renovation of nature in spring, creation; the revival of the spheres in the secular periods of the conjunction, resurrection; and his future life, hell, paradise, were the Tartarus and Elysium of the ancient astrologers and geographers; in a word, he only consecrated the already existing reveries of the mystic system.”