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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 6 449 3 89 121 112 37 77 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 88 4 25 34 13 4 6 1 1
open 0 - Introduction 8 35 4 8 12 4 3 3 1
open 1 - Kayumars (30 years) 4 226 10 35 67 52 16 36 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) 49 624 40 117 158 137 42 99 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 904 75 126 233 221 87 131 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 215 13 27 58 54 22 33 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 169 15 19 49 35 12 26 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 29 42 53 9 23 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 943 66 137 204 248 103 152 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 334 16 54 82 92 30 47 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 573 24 91 136 163 47 88 1 23
open 12d - Siyavush 131 966 61 155 254 249 60 150 3 34
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 100 500 26 85 126 122 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 73 537 36 66 148 151 28 89 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 72 513 35 77 120 122 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
close 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1059 79 199 258 245 59 175 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 18 4 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 138 7 22 43 33 6 21 6
close Bizhan brings Human's head back to the Iranian forces open 11 1 3 4 3
close Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan open 22 3 4 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 3 2 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 14 5 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 1 3 3
close Gudarz and Piran name their champions for the single combats open 3 1 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 9 3 2 2 1 1
close The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad open 44 1 6 11 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
II.237 ms. 820              
001v MS 327, 492              
233r Ms. Ta'rikh Farisi, no. 59              
185r B ACC 1243-1244              
130rA Ms. or. fol. 4255              
342rB II.3218              
225rB PN 1811              
218v 513              
219r Lewis O. 166              
253rA Spencer Pers. ms. 3              
279v Ms. W. 602              
350r MS Holmes 151 (A/6)              
229v Ms. 58 G              
225vB D 377              
252r Ms. or. fol. 3380              
336 PN 156              
203v Perzsa Fol. 3              
close Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih open 25 3 3 4 11 1 3
close The third combat: Guraza fights Siyamak open 10 3 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 11 5 1 4 1
close The fourth combat: Furuhil fights Zangala open 9 3 3 3
close The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala open 35 4 6 7 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 39 4 8 8 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 39 2 5 8 10 2 12
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 6 6 2 4
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 6 2 1 1 1 1
close The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht open 31 2 8 5 9 2 5
close Zanga carries Akhvasht away over his saddle open 4 2 1 1
close The ninth combat: Gurgin fights Andariman open 3 2 1
close The ninth combat: Gurgin kills Andariman open 23 1 7 5 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 23 1 3 6 6 2 4 1
close Barta returns with the body of Kuhram open 5 1 2 2
close The eleventh combat: Gudarz fights Piran open 27 4 7 5 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 96 2 18 21 23 3 22 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 3 1 2
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 17 3 2 5 4 2 1
close Gustaham kills Farshidvard open 5 3 2
Lahhak attacks Gustaham open 0
close Gustaham kills Lahhak open 19 3 4 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 10 2 3 2 1 2
close The Turanians seek a safe conduct from Kay Khusrau open 3 1 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 126 894 47 152 232 208 62 142 4 47
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 393 28 70 123 92 17 46 17
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 223 1969 156 251 492 516 135 343 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) 16 223 4 31 66 58 14 38 12
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 97 645 77 95 147 155 53 83 1 34
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 198 27 28 54 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 31 1 2 7 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) 58 375 55 51 90 89 26 50 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 218 28 29 57 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) 109 620 69 86 164 160 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