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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 6 450 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) 4 227 10 35 68 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) 11 154 3 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) 47 624 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) 36 215 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) 9 168 15 19 48 35 12 26 1 12
close 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years) 10 175 12 29 42 53 9 23 2 5
close Kay Qubad enthroned open 14 4 2 2 3 2 1
close Qarin fights Shamasas open 4 1 2 1
Rustam asks Zal's permission to fight Afrasiyab open 0
close The combat between Rustam and Afrasiyab open 27 5 6 10 5 1
close   Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt open 119 10 15 32 37 6 14 1 4
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160r Smith-Lesouef 224              
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009 Per 104              
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037r Qavam al-Din              
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063v Ouseley Add. 176              
022v Ms 22-1948              
064r H. L. 3787-3788              
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083v Oriental 12688              
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069r Ryl Pers 910              
088r S1986.58.1              
070v 2002 October 15, lot 152              
029v H. 1480              
112v Shah Tahmasp              
0140 10982 F              
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089r MS Holmes 150 (A/5)              
067v 13.228.11              
071v Lewis O. 52              
007 622              
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001 III.193              
038v Perzsa Fol. 12              
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061v O 16/7249              
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057r I.O.Islamic 966              
198r Ms. or. fol. 4251              
050v Suppl. persan 1307              
069r Ms. W. 602              
122r Ms. W. 601              
088v O. Cels. 1              
080r Additional 27258              
070v I.O.Islamic 1256              
061r Ms. 314              
116 Ms 1946              
041v MS 1              
0141 Ms 596-68              
084r MS Holmes 151 (A/6)              
059r Ryl Pers 909              
002 2006 October 11, lot 33              
053r 17557-5              
080v Bodmer Hoirie              
451v HP ms 9              
058r Ms 1549              
016r O 17/7250              
061r Ms. 58 G              
062r In 36              
059v Ms. 313              
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060v Lewis O. 51              
064v Ms.o.117              
075v Cod. pers. 10              
010v PNS 383              
103v Spencer Pers. ms. 62              
081r Ms Persian 78              
066v Ms 1551              
308r R 415a              
047r PNS 381              
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082v Smith-Lesouef 248              
124r Husrev Pasa 422              
086v VP 929              
087v Codrington 241              
055v Additional 6610              
048v Lewis O. 54              
045v Mingana Persian 9              
042v 535              
0132 P. 3916, M. K. 494              
067r PNS 394              
031v University Farsiyya 2/12              
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005v HP ms 78              
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061v 1063 F              
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057r Lewis O. 58              
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close Rustam pursues the Turanians open 6 1 2 2 1
close Afrasiyab before Pashang open 4 2 2
close Pashang seeks peace with Kay Qubad open 1 1
Kay Qubad addresses the Iranians open 0
open 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years) 47 943 65 137 206 248 102 152 3 30
open 12b - Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran 40 332 15 54 82 92 30 46 13
open 12c - Suhrab 49 574 24 91 135 163 48 88 1 24
open 12d - Siyavush 131 967 61 155 254 249 60 150 3 35
open 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran 97 503 28 85 126 122 47 74 4 17
open 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years) 89 510 38 68 133 123 46 88 2 12
open 13b - Kamus-i Kashani 72 535 36 66 147 151 28 88 2 17
open 13c - Rustam and the Khaqan-i Chin 70 514 35 77 121 122 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 56 571 33 77 135 159 48 91 2 26
open 13f - The Twelve Rukhs 102 1061 80 200 258 245 59 175 1 43
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) 39 386 28 69 121 89 17 46 16
open 15 - Gushtasp (120 years) 220 1939 156 248 486 506 134 337 72
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) 95 640 76 97 144 154 53 83 1 32
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) 9 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) 51 297 31 38 74 70 14 47 1 22
open 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years) 106 696 66 89 178 175 36 99 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