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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 4 329 8 46 117 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 6 415 3 87 108 106 37 63 1 10
open -1b - Bindings 3 90 3 8 25 18 9 20 7
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 257 17 60 104 43 5 14 4 6
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 63 49 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) 26 316 15 64 89 70 30 38 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 616 41 119 159 134 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 880 77 122 228 215 89 117 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 208 14 26 58 52 23 27 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 166 15 19 48 34 13 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 168 12 28 39 51 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 943 70 139 202 245 105 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 333 18 55 80 92 33 42 13
open 12c - Suhrab 52 566 26 90 135 160 49 80 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 148 947 62 159 250 244 62 132 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 491 26 81 125 119 50 69 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 507 42 67 134 122 46 81 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 525 37 63 146 148 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 512 36 77 122 121 40 89 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 238 10 32 50 78 15 43 1 9
close 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 566 36 75 130 160 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 62 10 12 16 13 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 13 1 3 5 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 202 4 25 58 63 13 29 1 9
close   Bizhan and Rustam after the rescue from the pit open 12 3 5 4
0419 1096              
0429 Ms 1971              
201v 2005.1.268 (Ms 11)              
188v Per 295              
245r Ms. 56 G              
204v PN 1811              
223r LTS1995.2.69              
222r Ms. III. G. 68              
185r PERS 2.01 BD              
212r Ms. 314              
004v 582.69, 626.69, 625.69, 554.69              
0398v Ms. no. 580              
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
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1047 80 192 260 245 59 167 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 893 48 160 225 206 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 387 29 71 122 87 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1931 159 233 484 516 134 331 74
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 55 3 4 13 19 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 84 147 155 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) 14 103 15 18 30 23 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) 32 145 11 23 38 47 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) 23 352 23 59 98 97 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) 40 214 28 25 58 56 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 64 10 10 14 22 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 602 70 72 166 154 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 293 30 36 73 69 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 686 68 89 171 172 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) 24 175 7 26 29 61 15 29 1 7