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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
close 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1055 80 192 263 248 59 169 1 43
Introducing the story of the twelve Rukhs open 0
close Afrasiyab summons his army open 2 1 1
close Kay Khusrau sends Gudarz to fight the Turanians open 5 1 4
Giv takes a message from Gudarz to Piran open 0
close Giv goes to Piran's headquarters at Visagird open 1 1
close The armies of Turan and Iran facing each other open 7 1 1 2 1 1 1
Bizhan goes to Giv asking permission to fight open 0
close Human seeks Piran's permission to fight open 4 2 2
close Human challenges Ruhham open 1 1
close Human challenges Fariburz open 3 1 1 1
close Human challenges Gudarz open 5 1 2 2
close Bizhan discusses Human's challenge with Giv and Gudarz open 4 2 2
close Giv gives Siyavush's flag to Bizhan open 1 1
close Bizhan comes to fight Human open 3 1 2
close Bizhan fights with Human open 17 3 5 1 5 3
close Bizhan and Human wrestle for the first time open 7 1 4 2
close Bizhan and Human rest near a spring open 1 1
close Bizhan and Human wrestle for a second time open 16 6 4 2 3 1
close Bizhan kills Human open 136 7 22 42 33 6 20 6
close Bizhan brings Human's head back to the Iranian forces open 12 1 4 4 3
close Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan open 21 3 3 5 1 1 6 2
close Piran learns about the death of Nastihan open 3 3
close Gudarz wriites to Kay Khusrau for assistance open 2 1 1
Gudraz receives the reply of Kay Khusrau open 0
close Khusrau draws up his army open 4 3 1
close Piran writes to Gudarz seeking a truce open 5 1 2 1 1
close Piran receives a reply from Gudarz open 5 1 1 2 1
Piran seeks help from Afrasiyab open 0
Afrasiyab replies to Piran's plea open 0
close A general encounter between the armies of Iran and Turan open 3 2 1
close Giv fights Piran open 13 4 5 3 1
close Giv fights Lahhak and Farshidvard open 34 2 6 9 11 6
close Piran and Gudarz agree on the battle of eleven Rukhs open 2 1 1
close Piran consults with his commanders open 7 3 4
close Gudarz and Piran name their champions for the single combats open 2 1 1
close The Turanian forces before the single combats of the eleven champions open 2 1 1
close The first combat: Fariburz fights Gulbad open 8 3 2 1 1 1
close The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad open 45 1 6 12 13 2 6 5
close Fariburz ties Gulbad over his saddle open 4 1 2 1
close The second combat: Giv fights Guruy Zirih open 17 1 4 4 2 1 5
close The second combat: Giv stuns Guruy Zirih open 19 1 4 3 6 2 1 2
close Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih open 25 3 3 4 11 1 3
close The third combat: Guraza fights Siyamak open 11 4 2 1 2 2
close The third combat: Guraza kills Siyamak by throwing him to the ground open 19 3 5 2 4 2 3
close Guraza binds Siyamak onto his horse and leads him away open 10 4 1 4 1
close The fourth combat: Furuhil fights Zangala open 8 3 3 2
close The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala open 35 4 5 8 11 3 4
close Furuhil returns with Zangala's head open 3 1 1 1
close The fifth combat: Ruhham fights Barman open 9 2 2 2 2 1
close The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman open 40 4 8 9 8 7 4
close Ruhham leads away the horse of the dead Barman open 1 1
close The sixth combat: Bizhan fights Ruyin open 9 2 2 3 1 1
close The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin open 40 2 5 9 12 2 10
close Bizhan leads away the horse and body of Ruyin open 5 2 3
close The seventh combat: Hujir kills Sipahram with a blow of his sword open 32 5 9 7 6 2 3
close The seventh combat: Hujir fights Sipahram open 5 1 1 2 1
close Hujir leads away the horse and body of Sipahram open 5 1 1 1 1 1
close The eighth combat: Zanga-yi Shavaran fights Akhvasht open 5 2 1 1 1
close The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht open 32 2 8 6 9 2 5
close Zanga carries Akhvasht away over his saddle open 4 2 1 1
close The ninth combat: Gurgin fights Andariman open 2 2
close The ninth combat: Gurgin kills Andariman open 24 1 7 6 3 2 5
close Gurgin leads away Andariman's horse open 9 4 1 4
close The tenth combat: Barta fights Kuhram open 8 1 3 2 2
close The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram open 24 1 3 6 6 2 5 1
close   Barta returns with the body of Kuhram open 4 1 1 2
105rB H. 1479              
130vB Ms. or. fol. 4255              
224rB Ryl Pers 910              
227v PN 1811              
close The eleventh combat: Gudarz fights Piran open 28 4 7 6 9 2
close Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside open 35 5 6 13 9 1 1
Piran wounds Gudarz with a dagger open 0
close The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran open 93 2 16 21 23 3 21 1 6
close Gudarz mourns the dead Piran open 13 1 3 2 4 1 1 1
close Gudarz returns to the Iranian forces open 4 1 2 1
Lahhak and Farshidvard lament the death of Piran open 0
close Lahhak and Farshidvard head back to Turan open 4 1 3
close Gustaham goes in pursuit of Lahhak and Farshidvard open 1 1
close Bizhan goes after Gustaham open 3 1 1 1
close Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard open 18 4 2 5 4 2 1
close Gustaham kills Farshidvard open 5 3 2
Lahhak attacks Gustaham open 0
close Gustaham kills Lahhak open 20 3 5 5 3 1 1 2
close Bizhan discovers the wounded Gustaham open 7 2 2 2 1
close Kay Khusrau mourns for Piran and the dead Turanians open 21 11 6 2 2
close Kay Khusrau kills Guruy open 9 1 3 2 1 2
close The Turanians seek a safe conduct from Kay Khusrau open 2 2
close Bizhan returns with Gustaham and the bodies of Lahhak and Farshidvard open 1 1
close Kay Khusrau saves Gustaham open 1 1
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) 46 390 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) 2 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