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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 11 223 1 2 17 95 54 27 27
open -2a - Bahmannama 2 50 2 1 19 11 7 9
open -2b - Barzunama 4 330 8 47 117 51 87 1 19
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 89 3 2 11 47 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 31 3 8 6 7 2 5
open -1a - Illuminations 6 445 3 88 120 113 37 74 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 107 3 8 31 20 11 22 12
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 258 16 60 105 43 7 14 4 5
open -1d - Preface 9 89 4 26 34 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 9 35 4 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 226 10 35 67 51 17 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 28 22 34 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 325 15 68 92 71 30 39 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 629 40 120 161 136 44 98 1 28
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 897 75 122 234 220 91 124 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 211 13 26 59 53 23 29 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 50 35 13 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 173 12 28 42 53 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 947 66 138 205 248 105 151 3 31
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 338 17 55 83 93 33 44 13
close 12c - Suhrab 52 575 26 90 139 162 49 84 1 23
Introducing the story of Suhrab open 0
close Rustam rests after hunting on the Turanian border open 4 1 1 1 1
close Turanian riders capture Rakhsh open 3 1 2
close Rustam comes to the city of Samangan open 1 1
close Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber open 45 6 19 4 8 3 2 2
close The birth of Suhrab open 2 1 1
close Suhrab chooses his horse open 3 1 2
Afrasiyab sends Barman and Human to meet Suhrab open 0
close Suhrab fights Hujir open 18 3 2 2 6 3 2
close Gurdafarid talks to Suhrab open 2 1 1
close Suhrab fights Gurdafarid open 34 1 4 5 13 3 6 2
Gustaham writes to Kay Kavus open 0
close Suhrab captures the White Dizh open 1 1
close Kay Kavus recalls Rustam from Zabulistan open 1 1
close Kay Kavus summons Rustam open 17 2 1 5 5 2 2
close Rustam knocks down Tus in the presence of Kay Kavus open 4 1 3
close Kay Kavus apologises to Rustam for his behaviour open 4 1 2 1
Kay Kavus and Rustam mobilise the army open 0
close Suhrab and Human survey the Iranian army open 4 2 1 1
close Rustam kills Zhinda Razm open 7 2 2 3
close Zhanda Razm discovered dead from a blow of Rustam's fist open 5 1 1 1 1 1
close Zhanda Razm discovered dead and brought to Suhrab (CHECK: DUPL) open 1 1
Suhrab asks Hajir about the names of the Iranian knights (CHECK lines in mohl: DUPL) open 0
close Suhrab and Hujir view the Persian camp open 21 1 1 3 4 11 1
close Suhrab attacks the army of Kay Kavus open 2 1 1
close Rustam meets Suhrab before combat open 9 1 3 3 2
close The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab open 33 6 8 10 4 2 3
close Rustam and Suhrab part after their first combat open 2 1 1
close Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat open 39 3 6 15 4 8 3
close Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab open 143 7 25 33 29 11 32 6
close   Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity open 121 19 40 39 5 12 1 5
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051v Oriental 4384              
0171 P. 3909, M. 493              
093r Oriental 1403              
096r H. L. 3787-3788              
089r Suppl. persan 493              
089v LTS1995.2.189              
0190 Ms 2173              
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0190 Ms 1971              
091v 1963              
085r Dorn 332              
096r III.133-175              
053r Ms. or. fol. 4255              
104v Persan 228              
115v Elliott 325              
136v II.3218              
115r Ms. W. 600              
097r Ryl Pers 910              
128v S1986.58.1              
155r Shah Tahmasp              
093v H. 1482              
105r Cat. No. 1, H. L. 358              
110r PP13-26              
056r 1556              
112v Ryl Pers 932              
107v 1100              
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102v Ouseley 369              
096r I.O.Islamic 133              
105v Oriental 12084              
100r Ms. III. G. 68              
0293r Ms. no. 575              
083r 2004 April 24, lot 25              
083r 2004 April 28, lot 25              
108r H. 1513              
111r Cat. No. 1794, H. L. 1816 A-B              
092v Ms 288              
146r Eckstein Shahnama              
122r Dorn 334              
082v Lewis O. 166              
112v Additional 27302              
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105v Ryl Pers 9              
106r 13.228.14              
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093v Ms. 59 G              
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182v PNS 90              
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088r I.O.Islamic 966              
163v 1986.1017              
236r Ms. or. fol. 4251              
2.093r Ms. 28 (O)              
061 Ms 2226              
097v I.O.Islamic 3265              
0189r Ms. no. 577              
157r Ms. W. 601              
078v Sygn.1800 Z              
496r BBP 86              
081r 2 Cod. Ms. Asch 79              
064r III.355-384, V.76-83              
111v PNS 65              
102v I.O.Islamic 1256              
128r MS Holmes 151 (A/6)              
001 1922-7-11-02              
085r Ryl Pers 909              
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426r HP ms 9              
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139v no. 54              
114r Cat. No. 1106 A./Nm. 106 (M. no. 7)              
213 Ms 2239              
057v Cat. No. 1797, H.L. 1819              
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close Rustam laments for the dying Suhrab open 10 1 3 4 1 1
Rustam begs Kay Kavus for a remedy open 0
close Rustam mourns Suhrab open 17 2 9 5 1
close Suhrab's body carried to Zabulistan open 10 1 3 4 1 1
close Tahmina learns of Suhrab's death open 12 1 2 5 3 1
open 12d - Siyavush 148 969 63 159 257 249 62 141 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 499 26 81 126 122 50 73 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 515 42 66 138 122 46 86 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 531 36 63 148 151 30 84 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 75 511 35 77 121 122 39 91 2 24
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 242 10 33 51 80 15 44 1 8
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 578 33 76 138 163 51 90 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1050 79 187 266 246 59 169 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 899 47 158 231 209 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 393 28 70 124 90 17 47 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1980 156 253 493 524 135 343 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) 16 226 4 31 67 60 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 654 77 98 148 159 53 84 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 198 27 27 55 47 9 21 12
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 111 15 25 30 24 2 11 4
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 32 1 2 8 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) 32 153 11 26 42 48 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) 23 358 23 62 99 99 25 37 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 59 377 55 52 89 89 26 52 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 219 28 29 58 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) 109 618 69 87 164 157 23 76 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 54 295 31 38 73 69 14 47 1 22
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 108 696 66 90 175 175 36 100 2 52
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 132 11 13 35 30 8 28 7
open 45 - Ardashir Shiruy (6 months) 4 7 1 3 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) 24 182 7 27 32 62 15 31 1 7