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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 4 354 8 48 117 52 109 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 6 448 3 89 121 112 37 76 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 114 3 9 31 22 11 26 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) 49 627 40 120 158 137 42 99 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 904 75 126 233 221 87 131 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 217 13 27 60 54 22 33 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 170 15 19 50 35 12 26 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 29 42 53 9 23 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 946 66 138 206 248 103 152 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 337 17 54 83 93 30 47 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 574 24 91 137 163 47 88 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 134 972 62 157 257 249 60 150 3 34
close 12e -   Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 100 502 26 86 127 122 47 73 4 17
close Introducing the return of Kay Khusrau to the land of Iran open 1 1
close Mourning for Siyavush open 6 1 4 1
close Rustam comes to Kay Kavus open 10 3 2 4 1
close Rustam kills Sudaba open 7 1 4 1 1
close Faramarz kills Varazad open 15 2 2 2 4 3 2
close Surkha brought before Faramarz and Rustam (CHECK) open 2 2
close Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab open 36 5 5 5 6 4 10 1
close Zavara executes Surkha to avenge Siyavush open 22 2 6 7 1 5 1
close Afrasiyab learns about the death of his son Surkha open 1 1
Afrasiyab raises his army to avenge his son's death open 0
close Rustam confronts the army of Afrasiyab open 4 1 1 1 1
close Pilsam spears Giv open 4 1 1 2
close Rustam kills Pilsam open 68 17 18 18 5 6 4
close Rustam fights Afrasiyab, Human and the Turanians open 16 2 2 6 1 4 1
close Human attacks Rustam to allow Afrasiyab to escape open 18 6 3 5 1 2 1
close The Turanians flee from Rustam open 4 1 1 1 1
Afrasiyab sends Khusrau to Khotan open 0
close Piran welcomes Khusrau in Khotan open 2 2
close Rustam on the throne of Turan open 3 1 2
close Zavara goes to the hunting lodge of Siyavush open 2 2
close Rustam destroys the army of Turan open 2 1 1
Rustam returns to the land of Iran open 0
close Gudarz sees Kay Khusrau in his dreams open 2 1 1
close Giv goes to Turan in search of Kay Khusrau open 1 1
close Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan open 49 3 10 14 13 5 3 1
Giv and Kay Khusrau go to Siyavushgird open 0
close Giv protects Farangis and Kay Khusrau from the Turanians (CHECK, cf. 189?) open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau captures Suhrab's horse Bihzad open 4 1 2 1
Kay Khusrau captures Suhrab's horse Bihzad (DUPL) open 0
close Kay Khusrau and Farangis watch Giv defeat the Turanians open 5 1 1 2 1
close Gulbad and Nastahin flee from Giv open 3 2 1
Piran comes after Kay Khusrau open 0
close The battle of Piran and Giv open 4 3 1
close Giv captures Piran open 24 1 2 7 7 2 4 1
close Giv leads Piran before Kay Khusrau and Farangis open 11 2 5 1 2 1
close Farangis releases Piran from Giv open 4 1 2 1
close Afrasiyab meets Piran returning from his defeat open 3 1 1 1
Afrasiyab meets Piran returning from his defeat (DUPL) open 0
Afrasiyab talks to Piran (DUPL) open 0
Giv negotiates with to the boatman who asks for bribes open 0
close Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv open 85 2 19 20 23 4 13 4
close The boatman asks pardon of Kay Khusrau for having refused him passage open 4 1 1 1 1
close Afrasiyab interrogates the ferry man about the passage of Kay Khusrau open 2 2
close Kay Khusrau goes to Isfahan open 2 1 1
close Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan open 18 2 6 4 3 2 1
Tus defies Kay Khusrau's order open 0
close Gudarz gets angry against Tus open 1 1
Gudarz and Tus confer with Kay Kavus about the fate of the throne (DUPL) open 0
close Gudarz and Tus ask Kay Kavus about the enthronement Kay Khusrau open 3 1 1 1
Tus and Fariburz go to Bahman's Dizh open 0
close Kay Kavus writes a patent for Giv open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle and fights the divs open 8 3 4 1
close Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle open 20 2 2 11 5
close Kay Khusrau returns in triumph from the conquest of Bahman's castle open 3 2 1
close Kay Kavus gives up throne in favour of Kay Khusrau open 7 2 2 2 1
close The coronation of Kay Khusrau open 13 1 2 5 2 3
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 91 516 39 69 134 123 46 90 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 537 36 66 148 151 28 89 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 515 35 78 121 122 39 94 2 24
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 243 10 33 51 80 15 45 1 8
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 57 579 33 77 139 162 49 91 2 26
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1071 79 199 267 246 59 177 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 898 47 154 234 208 62 142 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 394 28 70 124 92 17 46 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1974 156 253 495 516 135 343 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 97 149 158 53 84 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 199 27 28 55 47 9 21 12
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 106 14 24 29 23 2 11 3
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) 32 154 11 26 42 49 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) 23 359 23 61 99 101 25 37 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 58 376 55 51 90 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) 109 621 69 87 164 160 23 76 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 54 297 31 38 74 70 14 47 1 22
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 106 697 66 90 178 174 36 100 2 51
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