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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 88 3 2 10 47 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 30 3 7 6 7 2 5
open -1a - Illuminations 6 438 3 88 113 113 37 74 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 104 3 8 28 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) 80 894 75 122 233 220 89 124 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 42 337 17 55 82 93 33 44 13
open 12c - Suhrab 52 575 26 90 139 162 49 84 1 23
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 60 577 33 76 138 163 50 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) 42 395 28 72 124 90 17 47 17
close 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1977 156 251 493 524 134 343 76
close Luhrasp assassinated (mispl) open 2 1 1
close Firdausi sees Daqiqi in a dream open 1 1
close Luhrasp goes to Balkh and retires from the throne open 1 1
close Gushtasp enthroned open 20 9 6 1 3 1
close Gushtasp receives Zardusht and converts to the new faith open 6 1 1 3 1
Gushtasp rejects the demand for tribute by Arjasp open 0
close Arjasp writes to Gushtasp open 3 3
close Arjasp sends an envoy to Gushtasp open 1 1
Zarir replies to Arjasp open 0
close Arjasp's envoys return with Gushtasp's reply open 1 1
close Gushtasp assembles his army open 1 1
close Jamasp discusses the outcome of the fight with Gushtasp open 2 1 1
close The battle between Gushtasp and Arjasp open 10 3 1 2 4
close The start of the battle between the armies of Gushtasp and Arjasp open 11 2 2 3 1 3
close Garami son of Jamasp attacking the enemy open 3 1 1 1
close Garami son of Jamasp seizes the Iranian standard but is killed open 7 1 1 2 3
close Bastur son of Zarir attacks the Turanians open 1 1
close Nivzar dies in battle open 4 2 1 1
close Zarir attacks Arjasp's army open 2 1 1
Arjasp seeks volunteers to fight Zarir open 0
Bidarafsh volunteers to fight Zarir open 0
close Bidarafsh kills Zarir, the brother of Gushtasp open 24 2 4 6 3 3 5 1
close Isfandiyar's father summons him open 3 1 1 1
close Isfandiyar goes to war against Arjasp open 3 1 2
close Nastur challenges the Turanians open 1 1
close Isfandiyar kills Bidarafsh open 37 1 5 11 11 3 5 1
close   Arjasp flees from the battlefield open 5 1 2 2
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close Isfandiyar pardons the Turks open 2 1 1
Gushtasp returns to Balkh open 0
Gushtasp sends Isfandiyar to spread Zoroastrianism open 0
Gurazm slanders Isfandiyar open 0
close Jamasp comes to Isfandiyar open 1 1
close Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains open 42 7 10 14 6 5
close Gushtasp goes to Sistan and fights Arjasp again open 2 2
close Gushtasp received in Sistan by Zal and Rustam open 2 1 1
close Firdausi reproaches Daqiqi open 1 1
The horsemen of Arjasp fight Luhrasp open 0
close The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp open 33 7 3 6 6 3 7 1
close Arjasp's army sacks Balkh open 4 2 2
close Gushtasp learns about the killing of Luhrasp open 2 2
close Arjasp defeats Gushtasp open 11 3 3 3 1 1
close Arjasp flees from Gushtasp in combat open 6 1 3 2
close Jamasp releases Isfandiyar open 15 4 2 4 3 1 1
close Isfandiyar finds his brother Farshidvard open 3 1 2
close Isfandiyar before Gushtasp open 1 1
close Isfandiyar fights the Turanians open 3 1 1 1
close Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar open 55 9 9 14 9 4 8 2
close Gurgsar brought captive before Isfandiyar open 5 1 2 1 1
close Gushtasp sends Isfandiyar to war against Arjasp a second time open 3 3
close Sultan Mahmud holds court open 3 2 1
close Isfandiyar questions Gurgsar about the Brazen Fortress open 2 1 1
close Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves open 77 6 14 12 21 4 16 4
close Isfandiyar gives thanks for God for helping him to kill the wolves open 2 1 1
close Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions open 98 7 12 23 27 6 17 6
close Isfandiyar bathes in the river after his second labour open 2 1 1
close Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon open 130 11 15 25 42 9 23 5
close Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress open 86 9 12 15 24 7 15 4
close Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh open 118 9 20 31 25 9 21 3
close Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm open 29 6 2 4 8 2 7
close Isfandiyar in consultation with Gurgsar open 2 1 1
Isfandiyar in Ruyin Dizh (CHECK ?DUPL) open 0
close Isfandiyar's seventh labour: Gurgsar leads him across the lake to Ruyin Dizh (the Brazen Hold) open 8 3 2 2 1
close Isfandiyar kills Gurgsar during the seventh labour open 22 2 4 11 1 4
close Isfandiyar reaches Ruyin Dizh open 1 1
close Isfandiyar disguised as a merchant before Arjasp open 7 2 2 2 1
close Isfandiyar's sisters recognize him in merchant's clothes open 13 1 1 4 2 2 2 1
close Pashutan attacks Ruyin Dizh open 1 1
close Nush-Azar kills Tarkhan open 6 1 3 2
close Isfandiyar besieges Arjasp's fortress open 8 1 1 3 1 1 1
close Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters open 85 4 6 25 30 3 16 1
close Arjasp's head is flung from the Brazen Hold open 2 2
close Kuhram returns to Arjasp's fortress open 2 1 1
close The battle between the forces of Isfandiyar and Kuhram open 7 2 3 1 1
close Isfandiyar throws Kuhram from his saddle open 16 1 4 3 4 3 1
close The massacre of the defeated Turanian forces open 1 1
close The execution of Kuhram and Andariman open 8 1 3 3 1
Isfandiyar writes to Gushtasp and receives his reply open 0
close Isfandiyar returns home after his exploits open 1 1
Isfandiyar comes to Gushtasp (CHECK LINES) open 0
close Gushtasp receives Isfandiyar on his return from the Haft Khvan open 6 1 1 2 2
Introducing the story of the battle of Rustam and Isfandiyar open 0
close Gushtasp consults with Arjasp over the fate of Isfandiyar open 2 1 1
close Isfandiyar demands the kingdom from his father Gushtasp open 5 2 2 1
close Gushtasp replies to his son, Isfandiyar open 2 1 1
close Katayun gives advice to Isfandiyar open 1 1
close Isfandiyar on the march to Zabul open 5 1 1 1 1 1
Isfandiyar sends Bahman to talk to Rustam open 0
close Zal greets Bahman open 5 1 1 3
close Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman open 69 2 12 24 19 4 6 2
close Bahman delivers Isfandiyar's message to Rustam open 14 1 1 5 3 1 3
close Rustam sending his answer to Bahman open 1 1
close Bahman returns to Isfandiyar open 2 1 1
close Rustam and Isfandiyar parley open 24 3 3 7 7 3 1
Isfandiyar does not offer hospitality to Rustam open 0
close Rustam boasts about his exploits and his lineage open 2 1 1
close Isfandiyar apologises for not inviting Rustam open 3 1 1 1
close Rustam boasts again of his lineage open 5 1 2 2
close Isfandiyar belittles the lineage of Rustam open 1 1
close Isfandiyar boasts about his own lineage open 4 1 1 1 1
close Rustam boasts about his strength open 17 3 3 4 2 1 3 1
close Rustam feasts with Isfandiyar open 13 4 1 2 2 3 1
Rustam argues with Isfandiyar during the feast (CHECK) open 0
close Rustam meets Isfandiyar (?) open 1 1
close Rustam addresses Isfandiyar's tent open 1 1
close Isfandiyar discusses the coming conflict with Rustam with his brother Pashutan open 4 1 2 1
close Rustam returns to his quarters open 1 1
Zal counsels Rustam open 0
close Rustam boasts before his trial of strength with Isfandiyar open 3 3
close The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar open 46 5 10 8 13 3 6 1
Isfandiyar shoots Rustam and Rakhsh (DUPL) open 0
close Zavara and Faramarz kill Isfandiyar's sons Nush-Azar and Mihr-i Nush open 24 3 4 8 1 8
close Rustam and Rakhsh wounded by the arrows of Isfandiyar open 18 2 2 5 4 1 3 1
close Rustam retreats from his first battle with Isfandiyar open 13 4 2 1 1 2 2 1
Rustam seeks counsel from his kinsmen open 0
close Zal summons the Simurgh to restore Rakhsh and Rustam to health open 8 1 2 1 3 1
close The Simurgh heals Rustam's wounds open 13 3 2 5 1 1 1
close The Simurgh healing Rakhsh's wounds open 11 1 3 5 1 1
close The Simurgh tells Rustam how to overcome Isfandiyar open 1 1
Isfandiyar and Pashutan discuss the coming fight with Rustam open 0
close Rustam and Isfandiyar fight again open 6 1 1 2 1 1
close Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow open 260 14 39 77 67 10 44 9
close The dying Isfandiyar advises Rustam open 9 2 4 1 1 1
Rustam with the dying Isfandiyar (DUPL) open 0
close Isfandiyar mourned open 28 6 2 6 6 2 2 4
Rustam sends Bahman back to Iran open 0
close Introducing the story of Rustam and Shaghad open 2 2
Rustam goes to Kabul to see his brother open 0
close The King of Kabul digs a pit in the hunting grounds to trap Rustam and Zavara open 2 1 1
close Rustam and Zavara fall into the trap open 1 1
close Rustam falls into a pit open 13 1 1 5 3 3
close Rustam kills Shaghad before dying open 227 11 31 61 67 12 37 8
close Zal learns of Rustam's death open 3 1 2
close The ablution and annointment of Rustam's body open 2 1 1
close Faramarz mourns Rustam and Zavara open 6 1 1 3 1
close Faramarz leads his army against the Shah of Kabul open 7 2 1 1 2 1
close Faramarz burns Shaghad's body open 5 1 1 3
close An attendant snatches the snake from the delirious Rudaba open 1 1
The servant takes away the snake from Rudaba (DUPL) open 0
close The coronation of Bahman open 3 1 1 1
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 14 54 5 6 14 16 6 7
open 17 - Humay (32 years) 17 74 7 10 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) 98 653 77 97 148 159 53 84 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 199 27 27 55 48 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) 111 618 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) 118 697 67 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