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Coss, Peter R.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 319 publications in 4 languages and 5,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Sources  Periodicals  Genealogy  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DA185, 942
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Most widely held works by Peter R Coss
The knight in medieval England, 1000-1400 by Peter R Coss( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the origins of the Knighthood in England, its development and the roles of knights in society
The origins of the English gentry by Peter R Coss( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book deals with the deep roots of the gentry, but argues against views which see the gentry as formed or created earlier. It investigates the relationship between lesser landowners and the Angevin state, the transformation of knighthood, and the role of knights in the rebellion of mid-thirteenth-century England. The role of lesser landowners in the society and politics of Edwardian England is then put under close scrutiny. The book moves on to explore the effects of the explosion of commissions which took place from the 1290s onwards, the rise of the House of Commons and the emergence of justices of the peace - which produced a varitable partnership in government between the crown and the gentry. Finally it emphasises changes in social terminology and the rise of social gradation, the emergence of the county as an important focus of identity, the gentry's control over the populace, and their openness to the upward mobility of professionals."--Jacket
The lady in medieval England, 1000-1500 by Peter R Coss( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although there have been many books written about medieval women, few have focused specifically on the lady. In a book designed as a companion to the author's previous book. The Knight in Medieval England. Professor Coss attempts to remedy this with a work which concentrates on the role of the lady within medieval society, how she was perceived both by herself and by her male counterparts, how she related to and participated within the seemingly prevailing male culture of gentility, how the lives of lords and ladies inter-related, and how they behaved towards one another." "An invaluable work for academic historians and students, it will also have a wider appeal for the general reader and for those interested in both women's and gender history."--Jacket
Lordship, knighthood, and locality : a study in English society, c. 1180-c. 1280 by Peter R Coss( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers, nobles and gentlemen : essays in honour of Maurice Keen by Peter R Coss( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chivalric culture, soldiers and soldiering, and treason, politics and the court form the main themes of this volume - as is appropriate in a book which honours the distinguished medievalist Maurice Keen. The essays, all by eminent scholars in the field, c
The moral world of the law( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dominant theme of this book is the relationship between the moral environment of the courtroom and that of the society in which the court is situated." "The Moral World of the Law is based upon papers delivered at the conference of that name, sponsored by the journal Past & Present and held at the University of Birmingham in 1996"--Jacket
Heraldry, pageantry, and social display in medieval England( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval culture was intensely visual. Although this has long been recognised by art historians and by enthusiasts for particular media, there has been little attempt to study social display as a subject in its own right. And yet, display takes us directly into the values, aspirations and, indeed, anxieties of past societies. In this illustrated volume a group of experts address a series of interrelated themes around the issue of display. Among the themes are family and lineage, social distinction and aspiration, ceremony and social bonding, and the expression of power and authority. The objects studied include monumental effigies, brasses, stained glass, rolls of arms, manuscripts, jewels, plate, seals and coins. PETER COSS is Professor of Medieval History, Cardiff University. MAURICE KEEN is Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. Contributors: MAURICE KEEN, DAVID CROUCH, PETER COSS, CAROLINE SHENTON, ADRIAN AILES, FREDERIQUE LACHAUD, MARIAN CAMPBELL, BRIAN AND MOIRA GITTOS, NIGEL SAUL, FIONN PILBROW, CAROLINE BARRON, JOHN WATTS
Rodney Hilton's Middle Ages : an exploration of historical themes( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, based on original research, is an exploration of the sort of themes which Rodney Hilton worked on, in the light of recent research: particularly lord-peasant relationships, revolts, and urban/commercial development. It aims at summing up where these themes are at present and where they will go in the future. The volume was edited by Christopher Dyer, Peter Coss and Chris Wickham
The foundations of gentry life : the Multons of Frampton and their world, 1270-1370 by Peter R Coss( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Coss examines the formative years of the English gentry. In doing so, he explains their lasting characteristics during a long history as a social elite, including adaptability to change and openness. The book explores the material culture of the gentry, their concern with fashion and obsession with display
Thomas Wright's Political songs of England : from the reign of John to that of Edward II by Thomas Wright( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Multiple languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains a colleciton of political verses, venality satires and songs of social protest from medieval England. First edited by Thomas Wright in 1839, these so called 'political songs' are reissued here on behalf of the Royal Historical Society. The collection provides a fascinating insight into medieval responses to contemporary events. A new and wide-ranging introduction from Peter Coss offers observations on authorship, audience, the means of dissemination and the use of the languages involved. The reader is brought up to date on the critical study of the poems and on their significance and potentiality for the modern historian and literary scholar. Professor Coss corrects Wright's dating where necessary and puts each item into its full contemporary context, making these fascinating verses accessible to the modern reader"--Publisher's description, back cover
Thirteenth century England III : proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne conference, 1989 by Peter R Coss( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Early records of medieval Coventry by Peter R Coss( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteenth century England( )

in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne conference, 1985 by Conference on Thirteenth Century England( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Langley cartulary by Peter R Coss( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episcopal power and local society in medieval Europe, 900-1400 by Peter R Coss( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this volume is to examine the foundations of episcopal power in medieval Europe by considering its functioning and development at the level of local society. This collection of essays derives from papers delivered at a conference at Cardiff University in May 2013, are divided into three sections focusing on the construction of episcopal power in local society, the ways in which it was augmented, and the different forms through which it was expressed. The essays have a broad geographical scope and include studies focused on English, French, Italian, and Icelandic dioceses
A companion to chivalry by Robert W Jones( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of every aspect of chivalry and chivalric culture
The Langley family and its cartulary : a study in late medieval 'gentry' by Peter R Coss( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteenth century England II : proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne conference 1987 by Conference on Thirteenth Century England( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteenth century England. proceedings of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne conference 1993 by Peter R Coss( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins of the English gentry
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The origins of the English gentryThe lady in medieval England, 1000-1500Lordship, knighthood, and locality : a study in English society, c. 1180-c. 1280Soldiers, nobles and gentlemen : essays in honour of Maurice KeenThe moral world of the lawHeraldry, pageantry, and social display in medieval EnglandThe foundations of gentry life : the Multons of Frampton and their world, 1270-1370Thomas Wright's Political songs of England : from the reign of John to that of Edward II
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Coss, P. R.

Coss, P. R. 1946-

Coss, P. R. (Peter R.)

Coss, Peter.

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Coss, Peter R.

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