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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 4 326 8 46 114 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 6 414 3 90 107 105 37 63 1 8
open -1b - Bindings 3 87 3 8 25 16 9 21 5
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 13 255 17 60 103 43 5 14 4 5
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) 4 218 11 35 62 49 17 33 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) 11 149 4 34 24 29 22 31 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 315 15 64 89 70 30 37 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 615 41 119 157 135 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 87 885 78 123 228 217 89 117 3 30
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 207 14 26 58 51 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) 10 167 12 28 39 50 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 937 70 135 202 244 104 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 332 18 55 80 92 32 42 13
open 12c - Suhrab 55 572 28 92 136 160 50 80 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 149 944 62 159 250 240 62 132 3 36
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 488 26 81 125 117 50 69 4 16
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 507 42 67 134 122 46 81 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 522 37 63 146 145 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 511 36 77 122 120 40 89 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 235 10 32 49 76 15 43 1 9
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 565 36 75 130 159 50 88 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 107 1045 79 192 259 245 59 167 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 892 48 160 225 205 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 386 29 71 122 86 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1929 159 233 482 515 134 331 75
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 56 3 4 13 20 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 84 147 154 53 82 1 35
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 192 27 21 55 48 9 21 11
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 102 15 18 30 22 2 11 4
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 29 1 1 8 8 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) 32 146 11 23 38 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) 23 357 23 59 98 102 25 37 1 12
close 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 62 370 55 46 89 89 26 51 14
close Bahram Gur enthroned open 16 2 3 4 6 1
close Bahram Gur dismisses Munzir and Nu'man open 1 1
close Lambak the water carrier entertains Bahram Gur open 3 1 2
close Bahram Gur rests in the vestibule of Baraham open 7 3 1 2 1
close Baraham the Jew makes Bahram Gur sweep up horse droppings open 4 3 1
close Bahram Gur satisfies Baraham the Jew's request open 1 1
close Bahram Gur hunts lions open 17 2 2 3 6 2 2
close Bahram Gur and Mihr Bandad open 2 1 1
close Bahram Gur and the drunken Kabruy open 1 1
The drunken Kabruy who was blinded by a crow (CHECK DUPL) open 0
close A drunken shoemaker rides on Bahram Gur's escaped lion open 29 4 9 5 4 2 3 2
Bahram Gur permits drinking wine open 0
close The destruction and reconstruction of the village by Bahram Gur open 4 1 3
close Bahram Gur and the miller's daughters open 16 3 2 5 3 2 1
close Bahram Gur and one of the miller's daughters (variant) open 1 1
close Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures open 6 3 1 1 1
close Bahran Gur and the shopkeeper with his son open 2 1 1
close Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth open 55 8 7 10 18 2 7 3
close Bahram Gur helps the landlord's cow to produce milk again open 14 9 1 2 1 1
close   Bahram Gur goes to the hunting grounds open 3 1 1 1
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440r Cod. pers. 15              
360v Lewis O. 57              
close Bahram Gur in the dihqan's garden open 1 1
close Bahram Gur with Barzin's daughters open 18 4 8 2 1 3
close Bahram Gur skewers a doe and buck while hunting open 7 4 2 1
close Bahram Gur hunts lion open 11 4 4 3
Bahram Gur encounters a shepherd, who tells him of the jeweller's daughter open 0
Bahram Gur meets a shepherd who tells him about the jeweller's daughter open 0
close Bahram Gur goes to the house of the jeweller open 3 2 1
close Bahram Gur and Mahyar listen to Arzu's harp playing open 17 4 2 3 5 2 1
close Bahram Gur marries Arzu, the daughter of Mahyar the jeweller open 7 2 2 3
Bahram Gur and Farshidvard open 0
close Bahram Gur hunts lions open 56 5 8 14 16 5 7 1
close The mobads rebuke Bahram Gur for his cruelty after the lion hunt open 2 2
close Bahram Gur hunts onagers open 16 2 1 6 1 5 1
The Khaqan of Chin attacks Iran open 0
close Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin open 19 1 3 5 2 4 4
close Bahram Gur captures the Khaqan of Chin open 24 3 1 11 4 1 3 1
close Bahram Gur reaches the border of Iran and Turan open 6 2 1 1 1 1
Bahram Gur writes to his brother, Narsi open 0
Bahram Gur returns to Iran open 0
close Bahram Gur writes to his officials open 1 1
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 213 28 25 58 55 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 65 10 10 14 23 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 600 70 72 166 152 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 290 30 36 73 66 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 684 68 89 171 170 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) 24 178 7 26 29 64 15 29 1 7