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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 49 2 1 18 11 7 9
open -2b - Barzunama 4 373 13 48 117 53 120 1 21
open -2c - Garshaspnama 2 89 3 2 11 47 1 10 15
open -1 - Preliminary materials 2 33 1 3 8 6 7 3 5
open -1a - Illuminations 6 451 3 89 122 112 37 78 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 68 52 16 35 1 9
close 2 - Hushang (40 years) 4 17 2 1 2 4 3 5
close   Hushang enthroned open 10 1 1 3 5
007v Ms. 1978              
0013 Ms 2245              
023r Spencer Pers. ms. 62              
007r Oriental 371              
017v Spencer Pers. ms. 13              
004v H.L. 1819              
011v Ryl Pers 869              
020v Ms 289              
004r 2750              
004r History 212              
close Hushang discovers fire while killing the dragon with a stone open 5 2 3
close Hushang celebrates the Feast of Sada open 1 1
close End of the reign of Hushang open 1 1
open 3 - Tahmuras Div-band (30 years) 2 29 5 7 9 3 5
open 4 - Jamshid (700 years) 11 153 3 37 25 29 20 34 5
open 5 - Zahhak (1000 years) 26 326 15 69 92 73 30 37 1 8
open 6 - Faridun (500 years) 47 632 40 117 158 142 42 102 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 903 74 126 231 222 86 133 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 36 215 13 27 58 54 22 33 6
open 9 - Zav son of Tahmasp (5 years) 2 14 4 3 3 1 1 2
open 10 - Garshasp (9 years) 9 169 15 19 48 35 12 27 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 181 12 29 42 56 9 26 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 946 65 137 206 248 103 154 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 334 15 54 82 94 30 46 13
open 12c - Suhrab 48 575 24 90 135 165 47 89 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 131 972 61 155 253 251 61 153 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 97 507 28 88 126 124 48 72 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 89 514 38 68 133 126 46 89 2 12
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 72 539 36 71 147 152 27 87 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 70 516 35 79 121 122 39 94 2 24
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 245 10 33 51 80 15 47 1 8
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 56 577 33 81 134 159 48 93 2 27
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1060 80 206 258 248 59 166 1 42
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 896 47 152 231 210 62 148 4 42
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 387 28 69 121 91 17 46 15
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 218 1925 155 248 484 510 133 333 62
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 14 55 5 6 15 16 6 7
open 17 - Humay (32 years) 17 73 7 11 19 15 6 12 3
open 18 - Darab (12 years) 14 15 4 2 2 3 4
open 19 - Dara son of Darab (14 years) 16 222 4 31 66 59 14 38 10
open 20 - Iskandar (14 years) 95 636 76 97 144 156 52 81 1 29
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 196 27 29 53 47 9 21 10
open 22  - The Sassanians: Ardashir Babakan (42 years) 14 107 14 24 29 24 2 11 3
open 22* - Shapur son of Ardashir (31 years) 3 30 1 2 7 10 7 3
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) 32 155 11 26 42 50 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) 23 360 23 62 99 102 25 36 1 12
open 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 58 374 55 51 89 89 26 50 14
open 35b - Bahram Gur (2) 40 218 28 29 57 58 14 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) 9 20 5 4 7 4
open 39 - Balash son of Piruz (5 years, 1 month, 6 days) 13 18 2 1 9 4 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) 109 614 69 87 163 159 23 75 38
open 42 - Hurmuzd (14 years) 51 299 31 38 74 73 14 47 1 21
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 106 697 66 89 178 179 36 99 2 48
open 44 - Qubad son of Parviz (7 months) 25 133 11 13 35 32 8 27 7
open 45 - Ardashir Shiruy (6 months) 4 6 1 2 2 1
open 46 - Farayin Guraz (50 days) 3 5 2 2 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 63 15 30 1 6