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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
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 91 516 39 69 134 123 46 90 2 13
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
close 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 894 47 152 232 208 62 142 4 47
close In praise of Sultan Mahmud open 6 1 1 4
close Kay Khusrau prepares to ride against Afrasiyab open 7 1 1 4 1
close Afrasiyab learns of the killing of Piran open 5 1 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau learns about Afrasiyab's intention for war open 2 2
close The armies of Iran and Turan draw up their battle lines open 4 2 1 1
Shida (Pashang) comes to his father Afrasiyab open 0
close Afrasiyab sends his son Shida to Kay Khusrau open 8 3 4 1
close Rustam counsels Kay Khusrau on combat with Afrasiyab open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau sends his answer to Afrasiyab open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau fights Shida open 27 5 6 7 4 5
close Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground open 60 2 10 15 24 1 5 1 2
close Kay Khusrau kills Shida open 84 4 13 23 26 7 11
close A full scale battle between the armies of Iran and Turan open 38 7 12 8 4 7
close Kay Khusrau encounters Astaqila, Aila and Burzi-aila open 4 1 1 1 1
Kay Khusrau kills Astaqila open 0
close Kay Khusrau kills Aila open 14 2 5 4 2 1
close Burzi-aila flees from Kay Khusrau open 4 2 2
Afrasiyab turns in flight open 0
Kay Khusrau reports his victory to Kay Kavus open 0
close Afrasiyab comes to Gang Dizh open 4 2 2
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus open 0
close Kay Khusrau fights Afrasiyab again open 12 1 2 1 1 6 1
close Kay Khusrau receives a messenger from Gustaham open 2 1 1
Afrasiyab seeks refuge in Gang Bihisht open 0
Afrasiyab writes to the Faghfur of Chin open 0
Kay Khusrau reaches Gang Dizh open 0
close Jahn arrives with a message from Afrasiyab open 4 2 1 1
Kay Khusrau replies to Jahn open 0
Kay Khusrau replies to Jahn (DUPL) open 0
close Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh open 36 5 12 7 6 2 3 1
close Rustam takes Jahn and Garsivaz prisoner open 11 1 5 2 1 2
close Afrasiyab flees from Gang Dizh open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau gives a safe conduct to Afrasiyab's family open 25 3 5 6 5 3 3
Kay Khusrau gives advice to the Iranians open 0
close Kay Khusrau writes to Kay Kavus with news of his victory open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau learns of Afrasiyab's departure with the Faghfur's army open 1 1
Afrasiyab writes to Kay Khusrau open 0
close The war between the Iranians and the Turanians open 4 1 3
close   The Iranians repel Afrasiyab's night attack open 16 1 2 5 2 4 2
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252v I.O.Islamic 3254              
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700 Ms 2239              
170r M.540              
272r 514              
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close Kay Khusrau enthroned celebrates his victory over Afrasiyab open 3 1 1 1
close The Khaqan of Chin sends an envoy to Kay Khusrau open 4 2 1 1
Afrasiyab crosses Lake Zara open 0
close Kay Khusrau sends the bounty to Kay Kavus open 1 1
close The Turanian prisoners before Kay Kavus open 7 1 1 1 3 1
Kay Khusrau receives a reply from Kay Kavus open 0
close Kay Khusrau sends messages to the Faghfur of Chin and the King of Makran open 2 2
close Kay Khusrau defeats and kills the King of Makran open 22 2 4 8 3 5
close Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara open 39 5 8 8 9 4 3 2
close Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh open 4 1 1 2
Kay Khusrau returns from Gang Dizh by sea open 0
Kay Khusrau makes Ashkash govenor of Makran open 0
close Kay Khusrau visits Siyavushgird and mourns for his father open 2 1 1
Kay Khusrau returns from Turan to Iran open 0
close Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau meet and discuss the elimination of Afrasiyab open 11 3 3 2 3
close Hum captures Afrasiyab open 21 7 3 6 2 2 1
Hum and Afrasiyab in the cave (CHECK) open 0
close Afrasiyab flees from Hum open 1 1
close Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau come to Hum open 3 1 1 1
close Afrasiyab rises from the water as Garsivaz is tortured open 9 1 2 1 2 2 1
close Afrasiyab is taken out of the water open 9 1 3 1 3 1
close Kay Khusrau leads Afrasiyab by lasso open 4 1 1 2
close Afrasiyab begs Kay Khusrau for mercy open 9 2 3 4
close The execution of Afrasiyab open 171 10 28 56 38 7 21 1 10
close The execution of Garsivaz open 22 3 9 8 1 1
close Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau celebrate their return to Iran open 5 1 1 2 1
close The death of Kay Kavus open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau despairs of the world open 3 1 1 1
The courtiers investigate the problems of Kay Khusrau open 0
The Iranians call on Zal and Rustam for help open 0
close Kay Khusrau grants an audience to Rustam and Zal open 5 1 1 2 1
Kay Khusrau sees Surush in his dream open 0
close Zal and Rustam advise Kay Khusrau open 8 3 3 2
Kay Khusraw appoints Jahd as the king of Turan (CHECK) open 0
close Kay Khusrau replies to Zal open 3 1 2
close Zal reproaches Kay Khusrau open 3 2 1
close Zal apologises to Kay Khusrau open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau gives advice to the Iranians open 10 1 6 2 1
close The testament of Kay Khusrau to Gudarz open 4 2 2
close Zal asks Kay Khusrau for a legacy to Rustam open 4 2 2
Kay Khusrau gives legacy to Giv open 0
Kay Khusrau gives legacy to Tus open 0
close Kay Khusrau gives up his throne to Luhrasp open 22 3 3 5 1 7 2 1
close Kay Khusrau bids farewell to his harem open 5 1 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau rides into the desert with his followers open 8 2 1 2 1 2
close Kay Khusrau says a final farewell to his loyal comanders open 10 1 4 1 2 2
close Kay Khusrau's champions lost in the snow open 23 4 3 3 2 2 6 3
close Rustam and other champions searching in the mountains for their comrades lost in the snow open 10 1 2 2 5
Luhrasp hears of Kay Khusrau's disappearance open 0
close The coronation of Luhrasp open 40 5 18 9 4 4
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