Storming the Bastille (July 14, 1789)

More than any other event of the eighteenth century, the French Revolution, which began in 1789, changed the face of modern politics across Europe and the world.

Written by Mircea Platon. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. A textual version of this video is available here.

This is a production of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective at the Goldberg Center in the Department of History at The Ohio State University and the Department of History at Miami University. For more information about Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, please visit http://origins.osu.edu.

Audio production by Scott Sprague and Paul Kotheimer, College of Arts & Sciences Academic Technology Services. Video production by Laura Seeger and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle.

The Origins' editorial team includes Editors Nicholas Breyfogle, Steven Conn and David Steigerwald; Managing Editors Jessica Viñas-Nelson, and Lauren Henry and Associate Editor Eric M. Rhodes.

We thank the Stanton Foundation for their funding of this and other Origins projects.