Professor Roger Mason
Prof Roger Mason

Professor Roger Mason

MA, PhD (Edin.), FRHistS

 
Contact Details

E-mail - ram@st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)1334 462882
Fax - +44 (0)1334 462914
 

Research Profile on Research@StAndrews

 

 


Teaching and Research Interests

Prof Mason teaches and researches in the field of late medieval and early modern Scottish political thought and culture, Renaissance and Reformation studies, and the development of national consciousness and identities in Britain in the pre-modern era.

He is general editor of the New Edinburgh History of Scotland and is currently (2013-17) President of the Scottish History Society.

Main Publications

  • Andrew Melville (1545–1622) Writings, Reception, and Reputation (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, Ashgate, 2014) [Full Title Details at Ashgate Publishing]
  • George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, Ashgate, 2012) [Full Title Details at Ashgate Publishing]
  • George Buchanan's Law of Kingship: "De Iure Regni Apud Scotos Dialogus" (Saltire Society, 2006) [Details]
  • A Dialogue on the Law of Kingship among the Scots, a critical edition and translation of George Buchanan's 'De Iure Regni apud Scotos Dialogus' (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, Ashgate, 2004) [Full Title Details at Ashgate Publishing]
  • John Knox and the British Reformations (Ashgate, 1998) [Details]
  • Kingship and the Commonweal: Political Thought in Renaissance and Reformation Scotland (Tuckwell Press, 1998) [Details]
  • Scots and Britons: Scottish Political Thought and the Union of 1603, (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  • John Knox on Rebellion (Cambridge University Press, 1994) [Details]

For full details of publications and related research activities, see Research@StAndrews


Teaching Duties

Prof Mason participates in the teaching of MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire 1500-2000 and offers the following honours modules:


Research Students

Professor Mason has supervised a wide range of PhD students working on aspects of early modern Scottish history. For more details, along with information about his current research students, see the Institute of Scottish Historical Research website.

 


Main Publications

George Buchanan's Law of Kingship

John Knox on Rebellion


Kingship and the Commonweal

A Dialogue on the Law of Kingship among the Scots


John Knox and the British Reformations