B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Early Islamic History, Medieval Islamic History, Modern Middle Eastern History
Aaron M. Hagler is an assistant professor of history at Troy University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Before coming to Troy, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell College, in Iowa. He is currently conducting research on the evolving meaning of the narrative of the first fitna, or Muslim Civil War, to medieval historians whose accounts are motivated by sectarian concerns.
HIS 1122 World History to 1500
HIS 1123 World History from 1500
HIS 3356 The Middle East
HIS 3375 Research and Methodology
HIS 4495 (Topics) The Israeli-Arab Conflict
HIS 4495 (Topics) The Victory of 'Surrender': The Rise and Expansion of Islam, 570-1517
"Unity through Omission: Literary Strategies of Recension in Ibn al-Athir's al-Kamil fi l-Ta'rih" Arabica (Forthcoming, 2018).
"Sapping the Narrative: Ibn Kathir's Account of the shura of 'Uthman in Kitab al-Bidaya wa-l-Nihaya"
International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 47, no. 2 (April, 2015), 303-321.