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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) 80 896 75 122 233 220 91 124 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 60 578 33 76 138 163 51 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) 39 393 28 70 124 90 17 47 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1980 156 253 493 524 135 343 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) 16 226 4 31 67 60 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 654 77 98 148 159 53 84 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 198 27 27 55 47 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) 109 618 69 87 164 157 23 76 42
close 42 -   Hurmuzd (14 years) 54 295 31 38 73 69 14 47 1 22
close Introducing the reign of Hurmuzd open 2 1 1
close Hurmuzd enthroned open 17 3 2 5 2 5
close Hurmuzd forces his high priest to eat poisoned food open 12 5 1 1 1 1 3
close Hurmuzd kills Sima Barzin and Bahram Azar Mahan open 2 2
close Hurmuzd receives Anushirvan's sealed casket open 4 1 1 2
close Hurmuzd goes hunting open 2 1 1
close Sava Shah assembles his army for war against Hurmuzd open 2 1 1
close The Persians under Kharrad defeat the Khazars in Armenia open 1 1
close Mihran Sitad recommends Bahram Chubina to Hurmuzd open 1 1
close Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general open 9 2 2 2 2 1
close Hurmuzd watches a polo game open 2 1 1
close Bahram Chubina goes to fight Sava Shah open 3 2 1
close Bahram Chubina and the woman hay-seller open 2 1 1
close Hurmuzd sends Kharrad Barzin to Sava Shah open 1 1
Sava Shah sends a message to Bahram Chubina open 0
close Sava Shah sends a second message to Bahram Chubina open 1 1
close Bahram Chubina replies to Sava Shah open 1 1
Bahram Chubina has a dream open 0
close Bahram Chubina defeats the army of Sava Shah open 19 1 3 5 2 1 4 3
close Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah open 91 2 13 25 27 3 17 4
close Bahram Chubina kills the magician open 4 2 2
close Bahram Chubina sends Sava Shah's head to Hurmuzd open 21 6 7 3 1 2 2
close Bahram Chubina fights Parmuda, the son of Sava Shah open 10 1 1 7 1
Parmuda seeks refuge with Bahram Chubina open 0
close Bahram Chubina asks Hurmuzd to forgive Parmuda open 1 1
close The anger of Bahram Chubina against Parmuda open 3 1 1 1
close The Khaqan of Chin and Shah Hurmuzd parley open 8 4 2 1 1
close Hurmuzd learns about the treachery of Bahram Chubina open 3 1 2
close Bahram Chubina wears the woman's clothes sent by Hurmuzd open 18 10 5 1 1 1
Bahram Chubina learns his fortune open 0
close Bahram Chubina at the castle of the Fortune Teller open 16 1 6 4 2 2 1
close Bahram Chubina acts as a king open 3 1 2
close Kharrad Barzin informs Hurmuzd of the deeds of Bahram Chubina open 3 1 1 1
Bahram Chubina consults with his generals open 0
close Gurdiya advises her brother Bahram Chubina open 5 1 1 2 1
Bahram Chubina mints coins in the name of Khusrau Parviz open 0
close Bahram Chubina writes to Hurmuzd and Khusrau Parviz flees open 1 1
close Ayin Gushtasp is murdered open 8 2 1 2 1 1 1
close Ayin Gushasp's head is brought before Bahram Chubina by his murderer open 1 1
close Ayin Gushasp's assassin is executed by Bahram Chubina open 5 2 3
close Binduy and Gustaham blind Hurmuzd open 13 1 1 4 3 1 3
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 113 696 66 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