Brilliant TV series of the 1960s by Sir Kenneth Clark who seemed to equate civilization with its visual representation in the form of art, architecture etc. The Clark model showed civilization being saved by a hair's breadth due to the industry of some monks in an island of the Irish coast in the 3rd century AD - maybe we're in for another "hair's breadth" rescue! Clark failed to come up with a definition but did say that, although it was difficult to recognize civilization, it was easy to recognize barbarism (referring to the bombing of Dresden).
Generally understood as a more advanced form of organized life; civilizations usually have more complex forms of social, political, military, and religious life. Writing and the use of metals are also features of many civilizations.
A developed and advanced state of human matters in society. Such an entitlement is characterized by technical advancement in the sciences and extensive progress in political matters, even through self-governance.
The term civilization (British English: civilisation) has a variety of meanings related to human society. Most often it is used to refer "complex" societies: those that practice intensive agriculture; have a significant division of labour; and have population densities sufficient to form cities. "Civilization" may be used more broadly to refer to the sum, or current extent, of human accomplishment and spread (human civilization or global civilization).
Sid Meier's Civilization is a computer game created by Sid Meier for Microprose in 1991. The game's objective is to develop a great empire from the ground up or in other words: "...to build an empire that would stand the test of time". The game begins in 4000 BC, and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages until modern and near-future times.
Civilization is a board game designed by Francis Tresham, published in Britain in 1980 by Hartland Trefoil (later by Gibson Games), and in the US in 1981 by Avalon Hill. The game typically takes eight or more hours to play and is for two to seven players. The Civilization brand is now owned by Hasbro but is no longer published in the US.
Civilization is a 1916 pacifist allegorical film about a submarine commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly carrying ammunition for his country's enemies. He sinks his submarine, but survives, and is taken by Jesus to Hell to see what devastation war can do. It stars Howard C.
According to the Russian astrophysicist Kardashev, civilizations can be classified according to their energy outputs as follows: Type I: A civilization capable of using all of the energy falling on its planet from its "sun" for interstellar communication. (For us this would be equal to 10,000 times the present total energy consumption by mankind for all purposes.) Hence, we are more like a "Type O" civilization. Type II: A civilization capable of using the total energy output of its "sun" for interstellar communication. Type III: A civilization capable of using the total energy output of our galaxy for interstellar communication.