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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 6 449 3 89 121 112 37 77 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 88 4 25 34 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 8 35 4 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 226 10 35 67 52 16 36 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 40 117 158 137 42 99 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 904 75 126 233 221 87 131 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 215 13 27 58 54 22 33 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 169 15 19 49 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) 47 943 66 137 204 248 103 152 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 334 16 54 82 92 30 47 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 573 24 91 136 163 47 88 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 131 966 61 155 254 249 60 150 3 34
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 100 500 26 85 126 122 47 73 4 17
close 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 91 516 39 69 134 123 46 90 2 13
close Kay Khusrau enthroned open 22 4 5 5 1 6 1
close Kay Khusrau praised by the elders open 16 2 5 3 3 1 2
close Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal open 24 6 3 7 5 3
close Kay Khusrau assembles his court open 3 1 1 1
close Kay Khusrau goes hunting after his accession open 2 2
close Kay Khusrau exercises his sovereignty in Iran open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau pledges vengeance against Afrasiyab open 9 2 1 2 3 1
close Kay Khusrau enumerates his champions open 3 3
close Kay Khusrau distributes gifts to his chief warriors open 3 2 1
close Kay Khusrau sends Rustam to the land of Hind open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau reviews his troops open 20 1 3 4 5 2 4 1
Introducing the story of Farud open 0
close Kay Khusrau appoints Tus to lead an expedition to Turan open 4 4
close Farud learns of the approach of Tus open 1 1
close Farud asks the advise of his mother Jarira about how to deal with the approaching Persian army open 1 1
close Farud and Tukhvara view the Iranians from a mountain top open 5 1 2 2
close Farud and Bahram parley open 5 1 3 1
close Bahram tries to dissuade Tus from fighting Farud open 2 1 1
close Farud kills Rivniz open 19 1 2 4 4 5 3
close Farud kills Zarasp open 36 2 2 6 14 4 8
close Farud shoots Tus's horse from under him open 12 3 5 1 3
close Farud shoots Giv's horse from under him open 4 2 1 1
close Bizhan prepares to fight Farud open 2 1 1
close Farud shoots Bizhan's horse from under him open 6 2 2 2
close Bizhan fights Farud on foot open 11 3 3 2 3
Farud discusses the coming battle with his mother Jarira open 0
Farud fights the Iranian army open 0
close Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham open 44 3 9 4 12 3 12 1
close The death of Farud open 20 3 3 8 3 3
close Jarira commits suicide over her son's body open 20 5 3 5 5 2
close Tus's army pillages Farud's castle open 6 4 1 1
close The Iranians mourn Farud open 15 3 2 5 3 2
close The Iranians build a mausoleum for Farud open 1 1
close Bizhan fights Palashan open 4 1 1 1 1
close Bizhan goes to fight Palashan open 1 1
close Bizhan comes upon Palashan cooking a gazelle open 1 1
close Bizhan kills Palashan open 9 1 2 1 2 3
close Bizhan returns to the Persian camp with the head and equipment of Palashan open 4 2 1 1
close The Iranians stuck in the snowstorm open 1 1
close Bahram fights Kabuda open 2 2
Bahram captures Kabuda open 0
close The Iranians fight Tazhav open 2 2
close Giv strikes the crown from Tazhav's head open 7 2 2 2 1
close Bizhan pursues Tazhav, who carries Ispanay on his horse open 9 4 2 2 1
Giv leads the captured Tazhav (CHECK) open 0
Tazhav escapes from Giv (CHECK DUPL) open 0
close Afrasiyab learns about Tus's expedition open 2 1 1
close Piran attacks the Iranian camp at night open 19 2 2 11 1 3
close The Iranians withdraw after Piran defeats them open 5 1 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau hears of the combat with Farud open 1 1
close   Kay Khusrau disgraces Tus open 6 3 1 1 1
151v Or. 494              
149r Pers. c. 4              
244v Ms. 1978              
164v H. 1500              
133v Ryl Pers 909              
268v Ms. III. G. 68bis              
close Fariburz and Ruhham seek a truce from Piran open 2 2
close The Turanians defeat the Iranians open 18 1 3 7 1 4 2
close Bizhan takes Kava's standard from Fariburz open 9 2 2 3 2
close Rivniz dies, but Bahram saves his crown open 22 3 2 5 4 2 5 1
close Bahram returns to the battlefield to retrieve his whip open 2 1 1
close Bahram defies Ruyin and the Turanian forces open 3 1 2
close Piran tries to persuade Bahram to give himself up open 2 1 1
close Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram open 26 5 4 6 7 1 3
close Giv captures Tazhav open 13 1 4 3 1 3 1
close Giv kills Tahzav in revenge for the death of Bahram open 24 1 11 8 1 3
close The death of Bahram open 1 1
close The Iranians return to Kay Khusrau open 2 1 1
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 73 537 36 66 148 151 28 89 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 513 35 77 120 122 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 1059 79 199 258 245 59 175 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 894 47 152 232 208 62 142 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 393 28 70 123 92 17 46 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1969 156 251 492 516 135 343 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) 16 223 4 31 66 58 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 645 77 95 147 155 53 83 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 198 27 28 54 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 31 1 2 7 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) 58 375 55 51 90 89 26 50 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 218 28 29 57 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) 109 620 69 86 164 160 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