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This paper discusses the material related to marriage in two adab anthologies, namely the 'Uyūn al-akhbār of Ibn Qutayba and al- 'Iqd al-farīd of Ibn Abd Rabbih. The first part discusses the particular caveats and concerns when dealing with such compilations. The second part details the findings relating to marriage and the attributes of the "ideal spouse."

Cet article examine les données relatives au mariage contenues dans deux anthologies d'adab du monde musulman médiéval: le 'Uyūn al-akhbār d'Ibn Qutayba et le al- 'Iqd al-farīd d'Ibn 'Abd Rabbih. La première partie traite des normes qui régissent ce type de sources mais également des limites de leur exploitation. La seconde partie présente en détail les descriptions de mariages et les attributs du conjoint idéal.


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