Peter Coss

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Peter R. Coss is a British historian, specialising on the history of the English medieval gentry. He is currently Professor of Medieval History at the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University, Wales.[1] His research interests also include 12th- to 15th-century English social history and Italian history from the same period, as well as visual history/social display and literature and history.[1] As of 2008, he is working on a comparative project between the English gentry and the nobility of Tuscany, and another on the foundations of gentry culture.[2] Coss studied under Rodney Hilton. He is a member of the historical journal Past & Present, and also a former member of the council of the Royal Historical Society.[3]

Select publications[edit]

  • The Origins of the English Gentry. Past and Present Publications. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (2003). ISBN 0-521-82673-X
  • Lordship. Knighthood and Locality. Past and Present Publications. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (1991) ISBN 0-521-40296-4


  1. ^ a b "Prof Peter Coss". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Research". Cardiff University. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ Coss, Peter. "Professor Peter Coss". Retrieved 2008-06-19. [dead link]