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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 20 2 7 3 2 2 4
open -1a - Illuminations 6 404 3 87 107 101 36 61 1 8
open -1b - Bindings 3 85 3 8 25 16 9 20 4
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 35 7 7 10 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 219 11 36 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) 26 312 15 63 89 70 30 37 1 6
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 615 41 119 157 135 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 87 884 78 123 227 217 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) 10 166 12 27 39 50 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 936 70 134 202 244 104 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 331 18 54 80 92 32 42 13
open 12c - Suhrab 55 572 28 92 136 160 50 80 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 149 940 62 158 250 240 62 132 3 33
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 486 26 81 124 117 50 69 4 15
close 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 505 42 65 134 122 46 81 2 13
close Kay Khusrau enthroned open 21 4 5 5 1 5 1
close Kay Khusrau praised by the elders open 15 1 5 3 3 1 2
close Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal open 25 7 2 8 5 3
close Kay Khusrau assembles his court open 3 1 1 1
close Kay Khusrau goes hunting after his accession open 3 3
close Kay Khusrau exercises his sovereignty in Iran open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau pledges vengeance against Afrasiyab open 10 2 1 2 4 1
close Kay Khusrau enumerates his champions open 3 3
close Kay Khusrau distributes gifts to his chief warriors open 4 3 1
close Kay Khusrau sends Rustam to the land of Hind open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau reviews his troops open 25 4 4 5 5 2 4 1
Introducing the story of Farud open 0
close Kay Khusrau appoints Tus to lead an expedition to Turan open 3 3
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 18 1 2 4 4 5 2
close Farud kills Zarasp open 32 2 2 5 13 4 6
close Farud shoots Tus's horse from under him open 11 3 5 1 2
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 42 3 9 4 11 3 11 1
close The death of Farud open 19 2 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 3 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 18 2 1 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 5 2 1 1 1
151v Or. 494              
149r Pers. c. 4              
164v H. 1500              
133v Ryl Pers 909              
268v Ms. III. G. 68bis              
close Fariburz and Ruhham seek a truce from Piran open 1 1
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 21 3 2 4 4 2 5 1
close Bahram returns to the battlefield to retrieve his whip open 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 25 5 4 6 7 1 2
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
The death of Bahram open 0
close The Iranians return to Kay Khusrau open 2 1 1
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 520 37 61 146 145 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 78 510 37 76 121 120 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 60 564 36 75 130 159 50 88 2 24
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 107 1042 79 192 258 245 59 167 1 41
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 889 48 159 223 205 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 386 29 71 122 86 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1918 159 229 480 514 134 331 71
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 57 4 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) 16 217 3 28 65 60 14 36 11
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 631 76 84 147 154 53 82 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 191 27 20 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) 32 145 11 23 38 48 8 13 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
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 62 367 55 45 89 88 26 50 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 212 29 25 56 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) 116 597 71 70 165 152 23 75 41
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 289 31 34 73 66 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 677 68 85 170 170 36 96 2 50
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 127 11 11 33 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) 24 179 7 26 29 65 15 29 1 7