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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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close -2 - Other epics 11 221 1 2 17 95 52 27 27
close Unidentified scene open 9 2 7
close Scene from the Shabrangnama open 4 4
close Scene from the Faramarznama open 55 1 1 1 44 6 2
close   Scene from the Samnama open 58 11 8 8 5 26
076v Ms. Or. 5              
090v Ms. Or. 5              
109r Ms. Or. 5              
072r Eckstein Shahnama              
050v Eckstein Shahnama              
060r Eckstein Shahnama              
072r Ms. W. 601              
079v Ms. W. 601              
146r Ms. or. fol. 209              
091r Ms. or. fol. 209              
112r Dorn 331              
057r Ms. or. fol. 359              
068r Ms. or. fol. 359              
076v Ms. or. fol. 359              
082v Ms. or. fol. 359              
005r Suppl. persan 1256              
006r Suppl. persan 1256              
004r Suppl. persan 1256              
327r PAL- 462              
318v Oriental mss. 21              
325v Oriental mss. 21              
329v Oriental mss. 21              
353v Oriental mss. 21              
044v Or. 716              
050r Or. 716              
060v Or. 716              
071v Or. 716              
076v Or. 716              
079v Or. 716              
080v Or. 716              
close Scene from the Narimannama open 13 13
close Scene from another epic open 82 1 5 30 32 13 1
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) 47 947 66 137 206 249 104 152 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 334 16 54 82 92 30 47 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 574 24 91 136 163 48 88 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 131 966 61 155 254 249 60 150 3 34
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 97 503 28 85 126 122 47 74 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 89 510 38 68 133 123 46 88 2 12
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 73 537 36 66 148 151 28 89 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 513 35 77 120 122 39 94 2 24
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 1062 80 200 259 245 59 175 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 895 47 152 233 208 62 142 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 393 28 70 123 92 17 46 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 222 1968 156 251 492 516 134 343 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) 95 639 76 97 143 154 53 83 1 32
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