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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 11 221 1 2 17 95 52 27 27
open -2a - Bahmannama 2 50 2 1 19 11 7 9
open -2b - Barzunama 4 331 8 47 117 52 87 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 6 445 3 89 121 112 37 73 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 108 3 9 31 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 8 35 4 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 225 10 35 67 52 16 35 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 40 120 158 137 42 96 1 29
close 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 899 75 126 233 221 87 126 3 28
close Manuchihr enthroned open 30 1 5 5 6 3 9 1
close The birth of Zal open 11 1 2 5 1 1 1
close The Simurgh carries Zal to her nest open 14 1 1 4 1 3 3 1
close Sam dreams of his son open 4 2 1 1
close Sam recognizes his son Zal in the Simurgh's nest open 11 5 1 3 1 1
close The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son open 56 6 8 19 12 5 5 1
close The Simurgh brings Zal to Sam open 39 2 13 13 5 6
close Sam brings Zal from mountains open 7 4 2 1
close Sam introduces Zal to Nauzar open 4 1 3
close Prince Zal is presented to Manuchihr open 13 2 3 5 2 1
close Sam approaches Manuchihr open 2 1 1
close   Zal returns to Zabulistan open 1 1
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close Zal enthroned open 3 2 1
close Zal meets Mihrab of Kabul open 13 1 5 4 3
close Rudaba consults her maids open 2 1 1
close Rudaba's maids pay Zal a visit open 2 2
close Zal shoots fowl open 12 2 1 3 1 4 1
close Zal by Rudaba's castle open 20 4 7 4 2 2 1
close The maids return to Rudaba and describe Zal for her open 2 1 1
close Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace open 22 2 1 4 9 2 2 2
close Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up open 54 1 5 12 21 2 12 1
close Rudaba and Zal together open 57 9 10 15 11 4 7 1
close Zal consults the mobads about Rudaba open 1 1
close Zal writes to Sam open 3 1 1 1
close Sam consults the mobads about Zal open 1 1
close Sindukht learns of Zal and Rudaba open 11 4 4 2 1
close Mihrab hears of Zal open 9 1 4 1 1 2
close Manuchihr learns about Zal and Rudaba open 9 3 3 1 1 1
close Sam before Manuchihr open 14 4 5 5
close Sam goes to fight Mihrab open 2 2
close Sam receives Zal (CHECK) open 2 1 1
close Zal goes as an envoy to Manuchihr open 7 1 1 2 2 1
close Mihrab gets angry with Sindukht open 3 2 1
close Sam receives Sindukht as envoy from the King of Kabul open 16 3 3 5 2 1 1 1
Sindukht returns to Kabul open 0
close Manuchihr and Zal open 7 2 1 2 1 1
close The mobads question Zal open 9 2 2 5
close Zal solves the riddles open 6 1 4 1
close Zal displays his skills before Manuchihr open 29 7 2 8 2 3 7
close Sam receives Manuchihr's reply about Zal open 2 2
close Zal comes to Sam in Kabul open 6 1 1 3 1
close Sam and Zal leaving for Kabul to meet Rudaba and her family open 4 2 2
close Sindukht meets Sam open 13 1 3 4 3 2
close Zal marries Rudaba open 50 1 7 20 12 3 6 1
close Sam celebrates Zal's marriage in Sistan open 1 1
close Zal bestows the kingship of Zabulistan on his son Zal open 1 1
close The birth of Rustam open 138 5 24 26 34 16 27 1 5
close Sam sees Rustam's portrait open 6 1 1 1 3
close Sam visits Zal and Rustam open 25 7 2 5 6 3 1 1
close Rustam kills Zal's white elephant open 115 6 16 24 36 13 16 4
close Rustam rides to Kuh-i Sipand open 4 1 2 1
close Rustam fights Mihtar, kotwal of Kuh-i Sipand open 19 1 3 7 3 5
close Rustam writes a victory message to Zal open 2 1 1
close Zal writes to Sam about Rustam's victory open 2 2
close Manuchihr appoints Nauzar before dying open 3 2 1
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 213 13 27 60 54 22 29 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 168 15 19 50 35 12 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 30 42 53 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 942 66 138 205 248 103 149 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 334 17 54 83 93 30 44 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 569 24 91 137 163 47 83 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 145 970 62 161 257 249 60 144 3 34
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 100 501 26 86 126 122 47 73 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 96 521 42 69 138 124 46 87 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 534 36 66 148 151 28 86 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 512 35 78 121 122 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 57 576 33 77 139 162 49 89 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1067 79 198 266 246 59 175 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 129 897 47 157 232 208 62 140 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 395 28 70 124 92 17 47 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1972 156 253 493 516 135 343 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) 16 224 4 31 67 58 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 653 77 98 149 157 53 84 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 197 27 27 54 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) 58 375 55 51 89 88 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
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 54 296 31 38 74 69 14 47 1 22
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 108 697 66 90 176 175 36 100 2 52
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