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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 11 193 1 2 17 95 54 23 1
open -2a - Bahmannama 2 51 2 1 20 11 7 9
open -2b - Barzunama 4 326 8 46 114 51 87 1 19
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 83 3 2 10 42 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 21 3 7 3 2 2 4
open -1a - Illuminations 6 414 3 90 107 105 37 63 1 8
open -1b - Bindings 3 86 3 8 25 16 9 20 5
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 255 17 60 103 43 5 14 4 5
open -1d - Preface 9 86 4 26 31 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 9 36 7 8 10 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 220 11 35 64 49 17 33 1 10
open 2 - Hushang (40 years) 4 14 2 2 3 3 4
open 3 - Tahmuras Div-band (30 years) 2 27 5 7 8 3 4
open 4 - Jamshid (700 years) 11 149 4 34 24 29 22 31 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 315 15 64 89 70 30 37 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 617 41 119 159 135 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 883 77 122 229 217 89 117 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 207 14 26 58 51 23 27 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 166 15 19 48 34 13 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 167 12 28 39 50 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 937 70 135 202 244 104 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 332 18 55 80 92 32 42 13
close 12c - Suhrab 55 572 28 92 136 160 50 80 1 24
Introducing the story of Suhrab open 0
close Rustam rests after hunting on the Turanian border open 6 2 1 1 2
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 46 6 20 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 1 1
close Suhrab fights Gurdafarid open 33 1 4 5 13 3 5 2
Gustaham writes to Kay Kavus open 0
Suhrab captures the White Dizh open 0
close Kay Kavus recalls Rustam from Zabulistan open 1 1
close Kay Kavus summons Rustam open 18 2 1 6 5 2 2
close Rustam knocks down Tus in the presence of Kay Kavus open 3 1 2
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 8 1 2 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 4 6 14 4 8 3
close Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab open 142 8 25 32 29 11 31 6
close   Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity open 121 19 40 39 5 11 1 6
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194v Smith-Lesouef 224              
084v 6468              
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              
105r 967.315.3              
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              
096r Suppl. persan 489 (1st part)              
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              
103v 13.228.11              
104v Lewis O. 52              
091r Additional 27257              
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093v Ms 656              
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060v Perzsa Fol. 12              
105v Ryl Pers 9              
106r 13.228.14              
068r I.O.Islamic 301              
093r O 16/7249              
093v Ms. 59 G              
093r 13.228.22              
182v PNS 90              
073v Suppl. persan 490              
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              
176 Ms 1945-1227              
426r HP ms 9              
089v MS 636              
0207r Ms. no. 579              
266v Ms. or. fol. 209              
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200r Dorn 331              
090r Lewis O. 51              
096v Ms.o.117              
089r Dep. b. 5              
095v D 377              
072v PNS 381              
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092v PNS 64              
0437 P. 3913, M. K. 492              
087r F1907.279              
001r MS 181              
0187r Ms. no. 580              
102r Ms. or. fol. 3380              
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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085v 13217              
099r PNS 13              
0229 Ms 599              
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close Rustam laments for the dying Suhrab open 9 1 3 3 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 149 944 62 159 250 240 62 132 3 36
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 488 26 81 125 117 50 69 4 16
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 507 42 67 134 122 46 81 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 522 37 63 146 145 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 511 36 77 122 120 40 89 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 235 10 32 49 76 15 43 1 9
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 565 36 75 130 159 50 88 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1049 81 192 261 245 59 167 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 892 48 160 225 205 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 386 29 71 122 86 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1933 159 233 486 515 134 331 75
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 56 3 4 13 20 7 7 2
open 17 - Humay (32 years) 17 73 7 10 19 14 6 12 5
open 18 - Darab (12 years) 14 15 4 2 2 3 4
open 19 - Dara son of Darab (14 years) 16 218 3 28 66 60 14 36 11
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 632 76 84 147 154 53 82 1 35
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 192 27 21 55 48 9 21 11
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 102 15 18 30 22 2 11 4
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 29 1 1 8 8 7 4
open 23 - Urmuzd son of Shapur (1 year, 2 months) 3 3 3
open 24 - Bahram son of Urmuzd (3 years, 3 months, 3 days) 3 4 2 2
open 25 - Bahram son of Bahram (19 years) 1 3 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 2 1 1
open 29 - Shapur Zul-aktaf (72 years) 32 146 11 23 38 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) 23 357 23 59 98 102 25 37 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 62 370 55 46 89 89 26 51 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 213 28 25 58 55 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) 2 2 1 1
open 38 - Piruz son of Yazdagird (11 years, 4 months) 10 19 5 4 6 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) 24 65 10 10 14 23 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 600 70 72 166 152 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 290 30 36 73 66 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 684 68 89 171 170 36 96 2 52
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 128 11 11 34 30 8 27 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) 24 178 7 26 29 64 15 29 1 7