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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 4 354 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 6 450 3 89 121 112 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
open 2 - Hushang (40 years) 4 16 2 1 2 4 3 4
open 3 - Tahmuras Div-band (30 years) 2 28 5 7 9 3 4
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) 47 623 40 117 158 137 42 98 1 29
open 7 - Manuchihr (120 years) 77 900 74 126 231 222 86 130 3 28
open 8 - Nauzar (7 years) 36 214 13 27 58 54 22 32 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 12 25 1 12
open 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 29 42 53 9 23 2 5
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 941 65 137 206 247 102 151 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 332 15 54 82 93 30 45 13
open 12c - Suhrab 48 572 24 90 135 164 47 87 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 131 965 61 155 253 250 60 148 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 97 501 28 85 126 122 47 72 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 89 510 38 67 133 125 46 87 2 12
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 72 531 36 66 146 151 27 86 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 70 512 35 77 121 121 39 93 2 24
open 13d - Rustam fights Akhvan Div 17 243 10 33 51 80 15 45 1 8
open 13e - Bizhan and Manizha 56 571 33 78 134 159 48 91 2 26
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1052 80 200 258 248 59 164 1 42
open 13g - The Great War between Kay Khusrau and Afrasiyab 126 889 47 152 231 210 61 142 4 42
open 14 - Luhrasp (120 years) 39 387 28 69 121 91 17 46 15
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 220 1929 156 247 485 513 133 333 62
open 16 - Bahman son of Isfandiyar (99 years) 14 54 5 6 14 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) 95 635 76 97 143 155 52 82 1 29
open 21 - The Ashkanians (200 years) 40 195 27 28 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
close 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years) 58 375 55 51 90 89 26 50 14
close Bahram Gur enthroned open 15 2 3 4 5 1
close Bahram Gur dismisses Munzir and Nu'man open 1 1
close Lambak the water carrier entertains Bahram Gur open 3 1 2
close Bahram Gur rests in the vestibule of Baraham open 7 3 1 2 1
close Baraham the Jew makes Bahram Gur sweep up horse droppings open 4 3 1
close Bahram Gur satisfies Baraham the Jew's request open 1 1
close Bahram Gur hunts lions open 19 2 2 3 8 2 2
close Bahram Gur and Mihr Bandad open 2 1 1
close Bahram Gur and the drunken Kabruy open 2 1 1
A crow picks out the eyes of the drunken Kabruy open 0
close A drunken shoemaker rides on Bahram Gur's escaped lion open 28 4 10 5 4 2 1 2
Bahram Gur permits drinking wine open 0
close The destruction and reconstruction of the village by Bahram Gur open 4 1 3
close   Bahram Gur and the miller's daughters open 17 4 2 5 3 2 1
116r ACC 114              
370r Oriental 1403              
216v C 52              
435r 2005.1.269 (Ms 12)              
162r FY. 1406              
1001 10982 F              
183v PNS 266              
269v I.O.Islamic 301              
057v Per 271              
403r Ms. 58 G              
013v Smith-Lesouef 244              
404r Pe I 1B 1535              
508r Ms. or. fol. 172              
528v Smith-Lesouef 222              
683v Ryl Pers 525              
close Bahram Gur and one of the miller's daughters (variant) open 1 1
close Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures open 6 3 1 1 1
close Bahran Gur and the shopkeeper with his son open 2 1 1
close Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth open 56 8 8 10 18 2 7 3
close Bahram Gur helps the landlord's cow to produce milk again open 14 9 1 2 1 1
close Bahram Gur goes to the hunting grounds open 3 1 1 1
close Bahram Gur in the dihqan's garden open 1 1
close Bahram Gur with Barzin's daughters open 18 4 8 2 1 3
close Bahram Gur skewers a doe and buck while hunting open 8 1 4 2 1
close Bahram Gur hunts lion open 11 4 4 3
Bahram Gur encounters a shepherd, who tells him of the jeweller's daughter open 0
Bahram Gur meets a shepherd who tells him about the jeweller's daughter open 0
close Bahram Gur goes to the house of the jeweller open 3 2 1
close Bahram Gur and Mahyar listen to Arzu's harp playing open 17 4 2 3 4 2 2
close Bahram Gur marries Arzu, the daughter of Mahyar the jeweller open 7 2 2 3
Bahram Gur and Farshidvard open 0
close Bahram Gur hunts lions open 55 5 7 14 16 5 7 1
close The mobads rebuke Bahram Gur for his cruelty after the lion hunt open 2 2
close Bahram Gur hunts onagers open 17 2 1 7 1 5 1
The Khaqan of Chin attacks Iran open 0
close Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin open 19 1 3 5 2 4 4
close Bahram Gur captures the Khaqan of Chin open 25 3 2 11 4 1 3 1
close Bahram Gur reaches the border of Iran and Turan open 6 2 1 1 1 1
Bahram Gur writes to his brother, Narsi open 0
Bahram Gur returns to Iran open 0
close Bahram Gur writes to his officials open 1 1
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 86 163 160 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