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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 11 229 1 2 17 95 54 23 37
open -2a - Bahmannama 2 50 2 1 19 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 6 437 3 87 112 114 37 68 1 15
open -1b - Bindings 3 102 3 8 27 20 9 22 13
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) 80 892 77 122 231 221 89 120 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 212 14 26 59 54 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) 10 172 12 28 41 53 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 52 574 26 90 139 162 49 82 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 148 963 62 159 255 249 62 138 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 75 514 37 77 121 122 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
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 151 900 48 160 229 209 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 392 29 71 122 90 15 47 18
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1956 159 233 491 523 134 331 85
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 14 57 4 5 14 19 7 8
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) 16 221 3 28 67 60 14 36 13
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 637 76 84 146 159 53 82 1 36
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
close 34 - Yazdagird the Sinner (21 years) 23 355 23 59 99 99 25 37 1 12
close Yazdagird the Sinner enthroned open 13 1 4 4 1 2 1
The birth of Bahram, the son of Yazdagird open 0
close Yazdagird presents a robe of honour to Munzir the Arab open 1 1
close Munzir presents Bahram with some beautiful slave girls open 3 2 1
close Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada open 107 1 17 32 34 9 11 3
close Bahram Gur hunting birds (without Azada) (CHECK) open 1 1
close Bahram Gur's mount tramples Azada open 26 8 13 5
close Bahram Gur shows his prowess on the hunting grounds open 21 2 2 6 5 1 5
Azada plays for Bahram Gur (not in SN?) open 0
close Bahram comes with Nu'man to his father Yazdagird open 4 2 2
Yazdagird arrests Bahram and returns him to Munzir open 0
close A sea monster kills Yazdagird open 30 7 2 10 4 2 1 4
close   Yazdagird's body is taken back to Fars open 5 1 1 2 1
360v Oriental 1403              
437v Cat. No. 3, H. L. 360 A-B              
0850v Ms. no. 581              
0839r Ms. no. 580              
close Nu'man puts Khusrau on the throne open 1 1
close Bahram Gur learns about the death of his father, Yazdagird open 2 2
close The Iranians write to Munzir and receive a reply open 2 1 1
close Bahram Gur, Munzir and Nu'man receive a Persian delegation at Jahrum open 18 6 6 1 5
close Bahram Gur tells the Iranians about his credentials open 1 1
close Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne open 90 4 20 21 28 8 8 1
close Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions open 30 1 2 11 9 2 3 2
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 62 371 55 46 89 89 26 51 15
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) 116 609 70 72 167 158 23 75 44
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 56 294 31 36 73 69 14 47 1 23
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 694 68 89 172 175 36 98 2 54
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 130 11 11 35 30 8 27 8
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 30 62 15 30 1 8