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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 6 439 3 88 113 113 37 74 1 10
open -1b - Bindings 3 104 3 8 28 20 11 22 12
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 259 17 60 105 43 7 14 4 5
open -1d - Preface 9 89 4 26 34 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 9 39 8 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 227 11 35 66 51 17 36 1 10
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) 26 326 15 68 92 71 30 39 1 9
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 630 41 120 161 136 44 98 1 28
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 896 76 122 233 220 89 124 3 29
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) 50 952 70 138 205 248 105 151 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 337 17 55 82 93 33 44 13
open 12c - Suhrab 52 576 26 90 139 162 49 84 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 148 968 62 159 257 249 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) 97 514 42 66 137 122 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 75 513 35 77 121 122 40 91 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 243 10 33 51 80 15 44 1 9
close 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 579 35 76 138 163 50 90 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 3 1 2
close Bizhan slaughters the wild boar open 62 9 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 30 1 3 8 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
0310 Ms 232              
001 Freer Small              
064r F1929.25-42, 1930.2-17, 1940.12-13              
117r Ms. Ta'rikh Farisi, no. 73              
225v 967.315.3              
187v Ms. 1945              
224v Elliott 325              
226r Ryl Pers 932              
005v Per 256              
159v Ms 311              
168r Ryl Pers 909              
271r Cod. pers. 10              
127v Oriental 371              
196r Or. 1354 (15)              
127v 535              
335r Ms. III. G. 68bis              
207r 1063 F              
154r Mingana Persian 9              
195v Lewis O. 58              
close Piran stays the execution of Bizhan open 15 2 1 4 3 5
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 32 7 4 9 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 207 4 26 60 64 13 30 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
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1051 79 187 266 247 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
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1977 156 251 493 524 134 343 76
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 14 53 4 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) 112 618 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) 118 696 67 90 174 175 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