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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 11 229 1 2 17 95 54 23 37
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 6 441 3 88 113 113 37 71 1 15
open -1b - Bindings 3 105 3 8 28 20 11 22 13
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) 80 897 77 122 233 220 89 124 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 212 14 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 42 338 18 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 103 500 27 81 126 122 50 73 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 515 43 66 137 122 46 86 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 532 37 63 148 151 30 84 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 75 515 37 77 121 122 40 91 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 243 10 33 51 80 15 44 1 9
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 580 36 76 138 163 50 90 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1052 80 187 266 247 59 169 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 900 48 158 231 209 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 42 396 29 72 124 90 15 47 19
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1979 159 251 493 524 134 332 86
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 37 13
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 653 77 97 148 159 53 82 1 36
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 51 15
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
close 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 112 619 69 87 164 157 23 76 43
close Anushirvan enthroned open 32 4 7 7 8 4 2
close Anushirvan divides his kingship into four parts open 2 2
close Anushirvan writes to his officials open 1 1
close The mobad Babak attempts to muster the troops open 1 1
close Anushirvan displays his prowess before Babak open 11 5 2 2 1 1
close On the justice and culture of Aushirvan open 3 3
close Anushirvan returns to his reign open 1 1
close Anushirvan receives the delegation from Gilan open 10 2 3 3 1 1
Anushirvan consults the Magi open 0
close Aushirvan writes to Caesar and receives a reply open 1 1
close Anushirvan raises an army against Caesar open 2 1 1
close Anushirvan sacks the fortress of Arayish-i Rum open 9 1 2 3 3
close Anushirvan and Farfuryus fight open 11 1 2 1 4 3
close Anushirvan marches on Qalinius open 3 1 1 1
close Anushirvan receives tribute open 1 1
close Aushirvan builds a city like Antakia to imprison the Rumis open 1 1
close Anushirvan receives Mihras, Caesar's envoy open 10 8 1 1
Nushzad, the son Anushirvan, and the Christian woman open 0
close Anushirvan falls sick and Nushzad rebels against him open 1 1
close Anushirvan's messenger delivers a letter Ram Barzin open 1 1
close Nushzad gathers his army to fight Ram Barzin open 3 3
close Piruz Shir advises Nushzad not to rebel against Anushirvan open 1 1
close Nushzad killed in battle with Ram Barzin open 35 1 2 9 11 1 7 4
close Aushirvan has a dream open 3 1 1 1
close Buzurjmihr under the tree with the speaking snake open 9 4 3 1 1
close Buzurjmihr interprets a dream for Anushirvan about a youth in his harem open 11 1 1 8 1
close Anushirvan finds a young man in his harem open 16 2 5 1 6 2
close Anushirvan executes a young man and his half-sister in his harem open 9 1 4 4
close Buzurjmihr explains to Anushirvan what is kardar-u guftar-i nik open 1 1
close Anushirvan's first majlis for Buzurjmihr open 7 1 1 1 3 1
close Anushirvan's second majlis for Buzurjmihr open 7 1 1 1 1 2 1
close Aushirvan's third majlis for Buzurjmihr open 5 1 1 1 2
close Aushirvan's fourth majlis for Buzurjmihr open 8 3 1 3 1
close Anushirvan's fifth majlis for Buzurjmihr open 9 4 2 1 2
close Anushirvan's sixth majlis for Buzurjmihr and the mobads open 11 3 1 1 4 1 1
close Anushirvan's seventh majlis for Buzurjmihr open 9 2 1 4 1 1
close Anushirvan reveals the sorcery of Zurvan and the Jew open 5 3 1 1
close Anushirvan orders the pillaging and destruction of Mahbud's family open 1 1
close Anushirvan selects horses to go to the hunting ground open 4 3 1
close Anushirvan interrogates Zarvan about his role in Mahbud's murder open 2 2
close Anushirvan executes Zarvan and the Jew open 21 3 5 6 3 2 2
Anushirvan builds the city of Sharsan Sursan open 0
close The battle between the armies of Chin and Haytal open 15 2 7 2 1 2 1
The defeated Haytalians decide to go to Anushirvan open 0
close Aushirvan learns about the Haytalians and goes to war against them open 1 1
close Aushirvan assembles the army for war against the Khaqan of Chin open 1 1
close Anushirvan dictates an answer to the Khaqan's letter open 6 2 2 1 1
The Khaqan of Chin receives Anushirvan's reply open 0
close The Khaqan of Chin writes to Aushirvan and offers his daughter for marriage open 3 1 2
close Mihran Sitad asks the Khaqan to give his daughter to Anushirvan as a wife open 14 4 3 1 3 3
close Aushirvan sends Mihran to the Khaqan of Chin open 2 2
close Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter open 38 1 7 9 12 1 5 3
The retreat of the Khaqan of Chin, and Anushirvan goes to Ctesiphon open 0
The victorious Aushirvan returns to Iran open 0
close Anushirvan establishes peace open 2 2
close Buzurjmihr advises Anushirvan open 15 2 5 2 1 3 2
close Anushirvan sits before the chessboard sent by the Raja of Hind open 25 3 1 7 10 2 2
close Buzurjmihr demonstrates how to play the game of chess open 43 4 10 13 5 3 8
close Buzurjmihr invents the game of backgammon and shows how it is played open 7 2 1 1 3
close Buzurjmihr shows the Indian how to play backgammon open 12 5 2 1 2 1 1
close Gav and Talhand and the discovery of the game of chess open 1 1
close Gav and Talhand enthroned open 1 1
close The war between Gav and Talhand open 2 1 1
close Gav asks Talhand to stop the battle open 2 2
close Gav and Talhand dispose their troops before their second battle open 3 1 1 1
close Talhand dies on the back of his elephant during the battle open 26 6 8 9 1 2
close Gav and Talhand's forces fight for a second time open 28 2 3 12 9 1 1
close Gav looks at Talhand's body on the battlefield open 11 3 1 4 3
Gav makes a coffin for his brother Gav and escorts it from the battlefield open 0
close Talhand's mother learns of his death open 2 1 1
close The creation of the game chess on behalf of the mother of Talhand open 6 1 2 3
close Barzu brings the book "Kalila and Dimna" to Anushirvan open 8 1 4 1 1 1
close Buzurjmihr disgraced open 5 2 1 2
close Anushirvan receives Caesar's locked chest and other presents open 3 1 1 1
close Buzurjmihr predicts the contents of the locked chest open 13 3 3 6 1
close Anushirvan's seal open 2 1 1
close   Anushirvan gives advice to his son, Hurmuzd open 1 1
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close Anushirvan replies to the mobads open 4 1 1 1 1
close Caesar's son receives Anushirvan's letter open 1 1
close Anushirvan besieges the Rumis in Aleppo open 20 1 11 3 4 1
close Caesar's envoys before Anushirvan open 10 2 1 4 1 2
close Anushirvan names his son, Hurmuzd, as crown prince open 1 1
close The mobads question Hurmuzd and receive answers open 4 1 2 1
close Anushirvan's testament to his son Hurmuzd open 3 2 1
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 54 296 32 38 73 69 14 46 1 23
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 697 68 90 174 175 36 98 2 54
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 132 11 13 35 30 8 27 8
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 30 1 8