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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 4 330 8 47 117 51 87 1 19
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 88 3 2 10 47 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 25 3 7 6 2 2 5
open -1a - Illuminations 6 425 3 87 111 110 37 67 1 9
open -1b - Bindings 3 97 3 8 25 20 9 23 9
open -1c - Frontispieces and Finispieces 11 256 17 60 104 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) 4 224 11 35 64 51 17 35 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) 11 151 4 34 25 28 22 33 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 320 15 64 90 71 30 39 1 9
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 625 41 119 161 136 44 94 1 28
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 890 77 122 231 219 89 120 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 210 14 26 59 52 23 28 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 167 15 19 48 35 13 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 171 12 28 41 52 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 951 70 139 205 247 105 150 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 337 18 55 82 93 33 43 13
open 12c - Suhrab 52 572 26 90 137 162 49 82 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 148 960 62 159 254 249 62 136 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 497 26 81 126 122 50 71 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 510 42 67 135 122 46 83 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 531 37 63 148 151 30 83 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 514 36 77 122 122 40 90 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 240 10 32 51 79 15 43 1 9
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 572 36 75 132 163 50 89 2 25
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1055 80 192 263 248 59 169 1 43
close 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 900 48 160 229 209 62 140 4 48
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 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 61 2 11 15 24 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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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 40 5 9 8 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 169 11 28 54 38 7 20 1 10
close The execution of Garsivaz open 22 4 8 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 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) 46 390 29 71 122 90 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1944 159 233 490 523 134 331 74
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 56 3 4 14 19 7 7 2
open 17 - Humay (32 years) 17 74 7 10 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) 16 219 3 28 67 60 14 36 11
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 636 76 84 147 159 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) 14 104 15 18 30 24 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) 32 148 11 23 40 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) 23 354 23 59 98 99 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) 40 215 28 25 58 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) 24 64 10 10 14 22 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 607 70 72 167 158 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 294 30 36 74 69 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 692 68 89 172 175 36 98 2 52
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 129 11 11 35 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) 24 177 7 26 29 62 15 30 1 7