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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 4 326 8 46 114 51 87 1 19
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 83 3 2 10 42 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 21 3 7 3 2 2 4
open -1a - Illuminations 6 415 3 90 107 106 37 63 1 8
open -1b - Bindings 3 88 3 8 25 18 9 20 5
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) 4 220 11 35 64 49 17 33 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) 11 149 4 34 24 29 22 31 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 317 15 64 89 72 30 37 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 53 617 41 119 159 135 44 93 1 24
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 80 883 77 122 229 217 89 117 3 29
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 37 209 14 26 58 53 23 27 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 12 4 3 3 1 1
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 166 15 19 48 34 13 24 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 168 12 28 39 51 9 22 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 50 937 70 135 202 244 104 147 3 32
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 42 332 18 55 80 92 32 42 13
open 12c - Suhrab 55 572 28 92 136 160 50 80 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 149 948 62 159 250 244 62 132 3 36
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 103 488 26 81 125 117 50 69 4 16
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 97 507 42 67 134 122 46 81 2 13
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 75 522 37 63 146 145 30 82 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 77 511 36 77 122 120 40 89 2 25
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 235 10 32 49 76 15 43 1 9
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 60 567 36 75 130 161 50 88 2 25
close 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 106 1050 81 192 261 246 59 167 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
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009r Ms.Or.XCIV(69)              
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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 41 34 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 18 3 5 2 4 2 2
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 33 4 5 8 10 3 3
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 10 3 2 3 1 1
close The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin open 39 2 5 9 11 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
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 91 2 16 20 22 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 20 10 6 2 2
close Kay Khusrau kills Guruy open 10 1 4 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 151 894 48 160 225 207 62 140 4 48
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 46 387 29 71 122 87 15 47 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 224 1939 159 233 486 521 134 331 75
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 16 56 3 4 13 20 7 7 2
open 17 - Humay (32 years) 17 73 7 10 19 14 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 66 61 14 36 11
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 98 634 76 84 147 156 53 82 1 35
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 44 192 27 21 55 48 9 21 11
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 103 15 18 30 23 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) 32 146 11 23 38 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) 23 357 23 59 98 102 25 37 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 62 371 55 46 89 90 26 51 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 214 28 25 58 56 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 19 5 4 6 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 65 10 10 14 23 2 4 2
open 41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years) 116 603 70 72 166 155 23 75 42
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 57 294 30 36 73 70 14 46 1 24
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 118 687 68 89 171 173 36 96 2 52
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 26 129 11 11 34 31 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) 24 178 7 26 29 64 15 29 1 7