Front Page Titles (by Subject) The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires
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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Volney’s best known work deals with the origins of human society, of government and laws, the evolution of society, and the reasons for the decline and fall of empires.
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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.