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The list of chapters follows the sequence found in Mohl's edition (1838-78), which were later given an alpha-numerical designation by Fritz Wolff (1935). There are some peculiarities: first, Shapur son of Ardashir is numbered 22* and number 30 was overlooked by mistake. These irregularities are smoothed out in the edition of Dabir-Siyaqi (1956), which otherwise follows Wolff's scheme. More recent editions (Bertel's et al.; Khaleghi-Motlagh) do not give numbers to the chapters, only titles. These have been assigned numbers for the purposes of the Project. A useful concordance of chapters and page numbers in the different editions can be found in Kumiko Yamamoto's The oral background of Persian epics (Leiden, 2003), pp. xiv-xviii.

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open -2 - Other epics 11 221 1 2 17 95 52 27 27
open -2a - Bahmannama 2 50 2 1 19 11 7 9
open -2b - Barzunama 4 354 8 48 117 52 109 1 19
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 89 3 2 11 47 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 32 3 8 6 7 3 5
open -1a - Illuminations 6 450 3 89 121 112 37 78 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 114 3 9 31 22 11 26 12
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 258 16 60 105 43 7 14 4 5
open -1d - Preface 9 88 4 25 34 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 8 35 4 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 226 10 35 67 52 16 36 1 9
open 2 - Hushang (40 years) 4 15 2 1 2 3 3 4
open 3 - Tahmuras Div-band (30 years) 2 27 5 7 8 3 4
open 4 - Jamshid (700 years) 11 155 4 37 25 29 21 34 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 326 15 69 92 72 30 38 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 49 624 40 117 158 137 42 99 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 904 75 126 233 221 87 131 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 215 13 27 58 54 22 33 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 169 15 19 49 35 12 26 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 29 42 53 9 23 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 943 66 137 204 248 103 152 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 334 16 54 82 92 30 47 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 573 24 91 136 163 47 88 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 131 966 61 155 254 249 60 150 3 34
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 100 500 26 85 126 122 47 73 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 91 516 39 69 134 123 46 90 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 73 537 36 66 148 151 28 89 2 17
close 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 513 35 77 120 122 39 94 2 24
close The Khaqan learns of the killing of Kamus open 3 1 1 1
close Rustam overturns Chingish by seizing the tail of his horse open 32 5 2 6 10 2 5 2
close Rustam kills Chingish open 8 2 2 3 1
close The Khaqan of Chin sends Human to negociate with Rustam open 1 1
Piran takes counsel with Human and the Khaqan of Chin open 0
close Rustam and Piran parley open 7 1 3 1 1 1
close Rustam reproaches Piran open 1 1
close Turanians try to avoid fight with Iranians open 5 2 1 1 1
close Rustam confers with his army open 2 2
Rustam reviews his army before the battle (CHECK) open 0
close Rustam confronts the forces of Turan and Chin open 5 1 3 1
close Rustam blaming Piran open 2 2
close The start of the fight between Shangul and Rustam open 3 2 1
close Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle open 27 1 3 8 9 3 2 1
close Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle and kills him (variant) open 1 1
close Shangul is released by Rustam and escapes back to the Khaqan of Chin open 2 1 1
close Rustam leads an attack on the Turanians' allies open 8 2 1 2 2 1
close   Rustam fights Sava open 13 2 3 4 1 3
024 Per 104              
035v First Small              
207r Suppl. persan 494              
168r Per 295              
206r Ouseley 369              
002r 52.20.9a-d              
157v Lewis O. 50              
222 Ms 2226              
179v Ms. Minutoli 134              
199v PNS 394              
192r 2017 October 26, lot 121              
close Rustam kills Gahar Gahani open 10 1 2 3 2 2
close Rustam and the Khaqan of Chin before the battle (CHECK) open 1 1
close Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso open 201 9 42 43 49 9 38 1 10
close The Khaqan of Chin led captive by Rustam open 3 1 1 1
close The defeat of the Turanian army open 6 1 1 2 2
close Rustam divides the booty open 4 1 1 1 1
close Rustam sends a letter to Kay Khusrau open 3 1 1 1
close Kay Khusrau replies to Rustam open 1 1
close Fariburz comes to Kay Khusrau with Rustam's message open 3 2 1
close Afrasiyab learns of the defeat of the Turanian army open 2 2
Gustaham besieges Kafur the Cannibal's fortress (MISPLACED?) open 0
close Rustam fights Kafur the Cannibal open 31 5 2 5 7 2 8 1 1
close Rustam fights Kafur the Cannibal (DUPL) open 1 1
close Afrasiyab learns of Rustam's arrival open 7 1 2 1 2 1
Afrasiyab writes to Puladvand open 0
close Puladvand lifts Giv and Tus from their saddles open 13 3 2 4 2 2
close Puladvand overwhelms the Iranians open 2 1 1
close The Iranians call Rustam to battle against Shangul open 2 2
close Rustam wrestles with Puladvand open 24 2 3 6 7 2 4
close Rustam overthrows Puladvand open 62 3 7 20 14 3 11 4
Rustam kills Puladvand (not in SN) open 0
close Rustam remounts while Puladvand escapes open 8 4 2 1 1
close Afrasiyab flees from Rustam open 4 1 1 1 1
close Rustam returns to the court of Kay Khusrau open 4 1 1 1 1
close Rustam returns to Sistan open 1 1
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 243 10 33 51 80 15 45 1 8
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 57 579 33 77 139 162 49 91 2 26
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1059 79 199 258 245 59 175 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 894 47 152 232 208 62 142 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 393 28 70 123 92 17 46 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1969 156 251 492 516 135 343 76
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 14 54 5 6 14 16 6 7
open 17 - Humay (32 years) 17 75 7 11 19 15 6 12 5
open 18 - Darab (12 years) 14 15 4 2 2 3 4
open 19 - Dara son of Darab (14 years) 16 223 4 31 66 58 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 645 77 95 147 155 53 83 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 198 27 28 54 47 9 21 12
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 106 14 24 29 23 2 11 3
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 31 1 2 7 10 7 4
open 23 - Urmuzd son of Shapur (1 year, 2 months) 3 4 1 3
open 24 - Bahram son of Urmuzd (3 years, 3 months, 3 days) 3 5 1 2 2
open 25 - Bahram son of Bahram (19 years) 1 4 1 2 1
open 26 - Bahram Bahramiyan (4 months) 2 4 2 1 1
open 27 - Narsi son of Bahram (9 years) 2 4 2 1 1
open 28 - Urmuzd son of Narsi (9 years) 2 3 1 1 1
open 29 - Shapur Zul-aktaf (72 years) 32 154 11 26 42 49 8 14 4
30 - Unnamed Chapter 0 0
open 31 - Ardashir the Good (12 years) 2 2 2
open 32 - Shapur son of Shapur (5 years, 4 months) 2 4 1 2 1
open 33 - Bahram son of Shapur (14 years) 1 5 1 1 2 1
open 34 - Yazdagird the Sinner (21 years) 23 359 23 61 99 101 25 37 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 58 375 55 51 90 89 26 50 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 218 28 29 57 57 15 22 1 8
open 36 - Yazdagird son of Bahram Gur (18 years) 2 5 4 1
open 37 - Hurmuz son of Yazdagird (1 year, 1 month) 1 2 1 1
open 38 - Piruz son of Yazdagird (11 years, 4 months) 10 20 5 4 7 4
open 39 - Balash son of Piruz (5 years, 1 month, 6 days) 13 19 2 1 9 4 1 1 1
open 40 - Qubad son of Piruz (40 years) 14 67 10 13 14 22 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 109 620 69 86 164 160 23 76 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 54 297 31 38 74 70 14 47 1 22
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 106 697 66 90 178 174 36 100 2 51
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 25 132 11 13 35 30 8 28 7
open 45 - Ardashir Shiruy (6 months) 4 6 1 2 2 1
open 46 - Farayin Guraz (50 days) 3 6 2 2 1 1
open 47 - Purandukht (6 months) 4 3 1 1 1
open 48 - Azarmdukht (4 months) 2 0
open 49 - Farrukhzad (1 month) 2 1 1
open 50 - Yazdagird (16 years) 24 181 7 27 32 61 15 31 1 7