SECOND ESSAY

Town and Gown in the Middle Ages

Using the documents in Chapter 7 of Wiesner et al., imagine that you are a 13th-century stringer for the (not yet existing) New York Times reporting on the patterns of town-gown relations at the University of Paris.  What have been the problems as seen from each party's perspective, and how have the authorities (be sure to make clear who they are) tried to resolve them?  Your editor is looking for an informative and entertaining piece of about 500 words. 

The essay is due by 3:00 PM Monday, 13 October, in your preceptor's box in the History Department Office, 129 Dickinson Hall.