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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 6 448 3 89 121 112 37 76 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 89 4 26 34 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 8 35 4 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 225 10 35 67 52 16 35 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) 49 627 40 120 158 137 42 99 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 904 75 126 233 221 87 131 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 217 13 27 60 54 22 33 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 170 15 19 50 35 12 26 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 29 42 53 9 23 2 5
close 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 946 66 138 206 248 103 152 3 30
close Kay Kavus enthroned open 22 5 6 3 3 5
close A minstrel div tempts Kay Kavus to invade Mazandaran open 12 3 2 5 1 1
close Zal counsels Kay Kavus open 4 1 1 1 1
Zal and his army greet Kay Kavus (DUPL) open 0
close The White Div blinds Kay Kavus and his army open 12 2 5 2 3
close Kay Kavus sends a message to Zal and Rustam open 5 1 1 1 2
close Rustam roasts an onager open 3 3
close Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion open 118 9 21 25 28 12 21 2
close Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a dragon (variant) open 1 1
close Rustam reproaches Rakhsh for killing the lion open 10 4 4 2
close Rustam washes Rakhsh in a spring open 4 3 1
close Rustam's second labour: he finds a spring and kills an onager open 12 2 1 1 3 2 3
close Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon open 129 8 12 23 34 17 26 2 7
close Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch open 74 7 8 11 17 11 16 4
close Rustam relaxes after killing the dragon open 1 1
close Rustam camps in a field and gets into a fight with the watchman open 18 4 4 3 4 2 1
close Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad open 43 1 3 9 12 8 9 1
close Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang open 54 3 8 6 19 11 7
close Rustam kills Aulad and cuts off the head of Arzhang (VAR) open 1 1
close Rustam confronts the divs after killing Arzhang open 6 3 1 2
close   Rustam enters the cave in which Kay Kavus and his men are chained open 10 1 3 4 1 1
0082 Ms 232              
477r Cod. pers. 8              
123r 1970.301              
074v Suppl. persan 489 (1st part)              
064v I.O.Islamic 966              
069r MS 266              
070r Ms. 58 G              
056v Persian MSS + 88              
043v Cat. No. 1797, H.L. 1819              
close Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div open 309 14 52 89 87 17 40 1 9
close Rustam anoints the eyes of Kay Kavus with the blood of the White Div open 5 1 1 1 1 1
close Kay Kavus dicates a letter to the King of Mazandaran open 1 1
close Farhad goes to Mazandaran with Kavus's letter open 1 1
close Rustam travels to Mazandaran with a message from Kay Kavus open 5 1 1 1 1 1
close Rustam charges the Mazandaranis with an uprooted tree open 1 1
close Rustam shakes hands with Kalahur, champion from Mazandaran open 3 1 2
Rustam delivers Kavus's letter to the King of Mazanadaran open 0
close Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya open 21 2 1 4 5 4 5
close Kay Kavus' s champions fight the King of Mazandaran open 6 1 3 2
close Rustam overpowers the King of Mazandaran open 13 1 4 2 5 1
close The King of Mazandaran changes himself into a rock open 21 6 6 3 4 2
close Rustam throws the King of Mazandaran in the form of a rock before Kay Kavus open 4 2 1 1
close Rustam meets Kay Kavus after the battle with the king of Mazandaran open 1 1
close The King of Mazandaran is executed open 10 3 3 2 1 1
The execution of the King of Mazandaran in front of Kay Kavus and Rustam (DUPL) open 0
close Kay Kavus returns to Iran and rewards Rustam for his deeds open 6 1 2 1 1 1
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 337 17 54 83 93 30 47 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 574 24 91 137 163 47 88 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 134 972 62 157 257 249 60 150 3 34
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 100 502 26 86 127 122 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 75 537 36 66 148 151 28 89 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 515 35 78 121 122 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 1071 79 199 267 246 59 177 1 43
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 898 47 154 234 208 62 142 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 394 28 70 124 92 17 46 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1974 156 253 495 516 135 343 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) 16 224 4 31 67 58 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 653 77 97 149 158 53 84 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 199 27 28 55 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 32 1 2 8 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) 58 376 55 51 90 88 26 52 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 219 28 29 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) 14 67 10 13 14 22 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 109 621 69 87 164 160 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