Historically, a civilization was a so-called "advanced" culture in contrast to more supposedly primitive cultures. In this broad sense, a civilization contrasts with non-centralized tribal societies, including the cultures of nomadic pastoralists or hunter-gatherers. As an uncountable noun, civilization also refers to the process of a society developing into a centralized, urbanized, stratified structure.
Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based "4X"-type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for MicroProse in 1991. The game's objective is to "Build an empire to stand the test of time": it begins in 4000 BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near-future times. It is also known simply as Civilization, Civilization I, or abbreviated to Civ or Civ I.
Civilization is a turn-based single- or multiplayer strategy game. The player takes on the role of the ruler of a civilization, starting with one (or occasionally two) settler units, and attempts to build an empire in competition with two to six other civilizations. The game requires a fair amount of micromanagement (although less than any of the simulation games). Along with the larger tasks of exploration, warfare and diplomacy, the player has to make decisions about where to build new cities, which improvements or units to build in each city, which advances in knowledge should be sought (and at what rate), and how to transform the land surrounding the cities for maximum benefit. From time to time the player's towns may be harassed by barbarians, units with no specific nationality and no named leader. These threats only come from unclaimed land or sea, so that over time there are fewer and fewer places from which barbarians will emanate.
The BBC remastered the original films onto HD in 2011. The series was re-broadcast on the BBC HD channel from 9 February to 4 May 2011, and shortly after was released on Blu-Ray. In 2014 the BBC announced that it intended to make a new version of the series, sparking some debate as the best approach to take.
Civilisation was one of the first United Kingdom television documentary series made in colour, commissioned during David Attenborough's controllership of BBC2. For technical reasons, colour television was to come to BBC2 before BBC1 and, as a channel aimed at a more highbrow audience, it was appropriate to commission a major series about the arts. It was Attenborough who prompted the title, but because of time constraints the series only covered Western Civilisation. Clark did not "suppose that anyone could be so obtuse as to think I had forgotten about the great civilisations of the pre-Christian era and the east", though the title continued to worry him.
Western experts vocalise environmental theories which involve justifying the control of parts of Africa, a spirit identical to colonialism, Blanc says, where “the modern and civilised world must continue to save Africa from the Africans”. While African governments may use ...
Birth of Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation. Essentially, the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) was borne after the successful hosting and all the materials from the festival handed over to CBAAC to add to the pool of knowledge on African Culture and Civilisation.
As if the Church of England didn’t have enough to worry about with leaky roofs, empty churches and lack of money to pay priests, it now has the Archbishops’ Commission for Racial Justice, or ACRJ ... This document is certainly full of good intentions ... so too the priest who regards Africans or Indians as inferiors to be civilised by white preachers ... Wow ... .
The history of colonial rule in Africa by Europe is replete with unimaginable atrocities/crimes committed against Africans by the colonialists who claimed they were on a mission to civilise primitive Africans ...Obviously, colonialists preferred docile African leaders they could ...
Actress Ama K ... This is after the latter tweeted that Ghana’s independence came too early ... “I doubt you would suggest slavery ended too early or AfricanAmericans misused their power ... African history did not begin with colonialism and slavery. We had many great civilisations prior ... .
Nor, for that matter, was it European explorers such as Stanley and Livingston reducing Africans to servants and curiosity specimens in the interest of “civilised” Europe; nor was it Hollywood’s portrayal of new world blacks as grinning, bulb-eyed idiotic shufflers, or prisoners ...
The killing of young or human sacrifice in some parts of Nigeria, DRC and Albino people in some EastAfrican countries doesn’t makes us civilised any more than what has gone on before us .That unhinged behaviour full of hate for fellow Aficans is just being encouraged and practice in an other forms but the suffering remains the same .
In the opening remarks, Malema said they condemn all the manifestations of colonialism and neocolonialism in the entire African continent ... The removal of French as an official language in Africa, in favour of a continental reconstruction of African identity, away from the imposition of white civilisation standards and norms as a measure of humanity.
Africa Day is observed on 25 May as a result of the formation of the Organisation of AfricanUnity (OAU) in 1963... It is the idea that there needs to be a consolidation of the African identity away from the lens of Western civilisation, meaning that we must break away from being characterised as objects for cheap, exploitable labour.
Taking the guts out of H Rider Haggard and turning it on its head? Heroes and heroines that seemed to have stepped straight out of Excalibur? All of them beautiful, muscular and African?A hidden civilisation between the desert and the Congo with its own advanced technologies, so ...