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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 4 330 8 47 117 51 87 1 19
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 88 3 2 10 47 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 22 3 7 4 2 2 4
open -1a - Illuminations 6 420 3 87 111 109 37 63 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 91 3 8 25 19 9 20 7
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 256 17 60 104 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) 4 223 11 35 64 51 17 34 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) 11 150 4 34 25 28 22 32 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 318 15 64 90 71 30 38 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 620 41 119 161 136 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 887 77 122 231 219 89 117 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 209 14 26 59 52 23 27 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 167 15 19 48 35 13 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 171 12 28 41 52 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 948 70 139 205 247 105 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 336 18 55 82 93 33 42 13
open 12c - Suhrab 52 570 26 90 137 162 49 80 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 148 956 62 159 254 249 62 132 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 495 26 81 126 122 50 69 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 508 42 67 135 122 46 81 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 530 37 63 148 151 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 513 36 77 122 122 40 89 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 240 10 32 51 79 15 43 1 9
close 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 571 36 75 132 163 50 88 2 25
close Introducing the story of Bizhan and Manizha open 1 1
close Firdausi's companion relates the story of Bizhan and Manizha open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau holds court open 3 1 1 1
close The Armaniyan seek help from Kay Khusrau open 2 2
close Bizhan slaughters the wild boar open 63 10 12 16 14 6 3 2
close Gurgin betrays Bizhan open 2 1 1
close Bizhan arrives at Manizha's camping ground open 3 2 1
close Manizha's nurse speaks with Bizhan open 9 2 1 2 2 1 1
close Bizhan comes to Manizha's tent open 12 3 2 4 1 1 1
close Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows open 29 1 3 7 6 5 7
close Bizhan is brought to Manizha's palace open 6 1 2 2 1
close Manizha entertains Bizhan in her appartments open 3 1 1 1
close Garsivaz arrests Bizhan in Manizha's appartments open 5 4 1
close Bizhan brought before Afrasiyab open 19 3 3 3 2 2 5 1
close Piran stays the execution of Bizhan open 13 2 1 3 3 4
close Bizhan is brought to the pit open 10 1 1 4 2 2
close Manizha is brought to the pit open 5 1 4
close Manizha feeds Bizhan open 2 1 1
close Gurgin returns to Iran and lies to Giv about the fate of Bizhan open 1 1
close Gurgin tells his story to Kay Khusrau open 4 1 1 2
close Kay Khusrau searches for Bizhan in the magic cup open 7 3 1 1 2
Kay Khusrau writes to Rustam open 0
close Giv takes Kay Khusrau's letter to Rustam open 4 2 1 1
close Rustam feasts with Giv open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau praises Rustam open 2 1 1
close Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau open 30 7 4 7 6 2 3 1
close Rustam asks Kay Khusrau for the release of Gurgin open 1 1
Rustam assembles his troops to go to Turan open 0
close Rustam disguised as a merchant before Piran open 7 2 1 2 2
close Manizha appeals to Rustam open 14 1 3 6 2 1 1
close Manizha brings Bizhan the food sent by Rustam open 2 1 1
close Bizhan learns of Rustam's arrival open 1 1
close Rustam fights Barkhiyas Div (interpolation) open 19 2 3 9 1 4
close Rustam removes the stone from the mouth of Bizhan's pit open 15 5 1 2 5 2
close Rustam asks Bizhan to forgive Gurgin open 9 3 2 3 1
close Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit open 204 4 25 59 64 13 29 1 9
close Bizhan and Rustam after the rescue from the pit open 13 3 6 4
close Rustam and Bizhan carry out a raid on Afrasiyab's palace open 10 2 3 4 1
close Afrasiyab comes in pursuit of Rustam open 1 1
close Rustam and Afrasiyab draw up their battle lines open 2 2
close Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle open 19 2 2 1 8 2 3 1
close Rustam returns to Iran open 2 1 1
close Giv and Gudarz greet Rustam returning with Bizhan open 1 1
close Rustam comes before Kay Khusrau after returning with Bizhan open 9 2 1 2 1 3
close   Kay Khusrau holds a feast for Rustam after Bizhan's rescue open 3 1 1 1
246r Ms. 1978              
327r Spencer Pers. ms. 62              
191r Spencer Indo-Pers. ms. 16              
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1053 80 192 263 248 59 167 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 900 48 160 229 209 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 390 29 71 122 90 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1944 159 233 490 523 134 331 74
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 56 3 4 14 19 7 7 2
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) 16 219 3 28 67 60 14 36 11
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 636 76 84 147 159 53 82 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 191 27 21 55 47 9 21 11
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 104 15 18 30 24 2 11 4
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 31 1 1 8 10 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) 32 148 11 23 40 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) 23 354 23 59 98 99 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) 40 215 28 25 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) 2 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) 24 64 10 10 14 22 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 607 70 72 167 158 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 294 30 36 74 69 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 690 68 89 172 175 36 96 2 52
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 129 11 11 35 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) 24 176 7 26 29 62 15 29 1 7