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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
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 566 36 75 130 160 50 88 2 25
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
close 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 602 70 72 166 154 23 75 42
close Anushirvan enthroned open 31 4 6 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 33 1 1 8 11 1 7 4
close Aushirvan has a dream open 2 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 10 1 8 1
close Anushirvan finds a young man in his harem open 15 2 5 1 5 2
close Anushirvan executes a young man and his half-sister in his harem open 7 4 3
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 6 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 8 2 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 1 1
close Anushirvan executes Zarvan and the Jew open 20 3 4 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 13 4 2 1 3 3
close Aushirvan sends Mihran to the Khaqan of Chin open 2 2
close Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter open 35 1 6 9 11 1 5 2
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 14 1 5 2 1 3 2
close Anushirvan sits before the chessboard sent by the Raja of Hind open 31 3 3 11 9 2 3
close Buzurjmihr arranges chess pieces before Anushirvan open 42 6 8 12 6 3 6 1
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 11 5 1 1 2 1 1
close Gav and Talhand and the discovery of the game of chess open 2 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 2 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 27 2 3 12 8 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 4 2 2
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 12 2 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) 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