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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 4 329 8 46 117 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 6 415 3 87 108 106 37 63 1 10
open -1b - Bindings 3 90 3 8 25 18 9 20 7
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 257 17 60 104 43 5 14 4 6
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) 4 220 11 35 63 49 17 34 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) 11 150 4 34 25 28 22 32 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 316 15 64 89 70 30 38 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 616 41 119 159 134 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 880 77 122 228 215 89 117 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 208 14 26 58 52 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) 10 168 12 28 39 51 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 943 70 139 202 245 105 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 333 18 55 80 92 33 42 13
open 12c - Suhrab 54 569 27 91 136 160 49 80 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 148 947 62 159 250 244 62 132 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 491 26 81 125 119 50 69 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 507 42 67 134 122 46 81 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 525 37 63 146 148 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 512 36 77 122 121 40 89 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 238 10 32 50 78 15 43 1 9
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 566 36 75 130 160 50 88 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1047 80 192 260 245 59 167 1 43
close 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 893 48 160 225 206 62 140 4 48
close In praise of Sultan Mahmud open 5 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 4 1 1 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
Kay Khusrau replies to Afrasiyab (DUPL) open 0
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 11 15 23 1 5 1 2
close Kay Khusrau kills Shida open 85 4 14 23 26 7 11
close A full scale battle between the armies of Iran and Turan open 39 7 13 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 (DUPL) open 0
Afrasiyab seeks refuge in Gang Bihisht open 0
Afrasiyab writes to the Faghfur of Chin open 0
Kay Khusrau reaches Gang Dizh (DUPL) open 0
Kay Khusrau reaches Gang Dizh open 0
Jahn arrives with Afrasiyab's message (DUPL) 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
Kay Khusrau writes to Kay Kavus with news of his victory (DUPL) 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
Kay Khusrau learns of Afrasiyab's departure (DUPL) open 0
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 17 1 2 6 2 4 2
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251r PN 1811              
247r Lewis O. 166              
252v I.O.Islamic 3254              
167r Ms. 1983              
254r I.O.Islamic 966              
346v Additional 27258              
463v Spencer Pers. ms. 62              
239r Ms. or. fol. 189              
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 (dupl) open 0
close Kay Khusrau sends the bounty to Kay Kavus open 1 1
close The Turanian prisoners before Kay Kavus open 8 1 2 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 1 1
close Kay Khusrau defeats and kills the King of Makran open 22 2 4 8 3 5
Kay Khusrau kills the King of Makran (DUPL) open 0
close Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara open 39 5 9 7 9 4 3 2
close Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh open 5 1 2 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
close Kay Khusrau returns from Turan to Iran open 3 2 1
close Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau approach the sacred fire open 10 2 3 3 2
close Hum captures Afrasiyab open 22 7 3 6 2 2 2
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 8 1 3 4
close The execution of Afrasiyab open 167 11 28 53 37 7 20 1 10
close The execution of Garsivaz open 20 4 7 7 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 11 2 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 23 4 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 22 4 3 3 2 2 5 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) 46 387 29 71 122 87 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1931 159 233 484 516 134 331 74
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 55 3 4 13 19 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 84 147 155 53 82 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 191 27 21 55 47 9 21 11
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 103 15 18 30 23 2 11 4
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 31 1 1 8 10 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 47 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) 23 352 23 59 98 97 25 37 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 62 370 55 46 89 89 26 51 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 214 28 25 58 56 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 64 10 10 14 22 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 602 70 72 166 154 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 293 30 36 73 69 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 686 68 89 171 172 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) 24 175 7 26 29 61 15 29 1 7