Civilisation

  • 1969
  • TV Show
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An acclaimed 13-part series produced for the BBC in 1969 covers the pageant of Western culture, from the fall of Rome to the 20th century. Fifteen centuries are traced through architecture, sculpture, painting, philosophy, poetry, music and science. Written and narrated by British art historian Kenneth Clark.

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Series Overview

Season 1, Episode 14

Heroic Materialism

Season 1, Episode 13

The Fallacies of Hope

Season 1, Episode 12

The Worship of Nature

Season 1, Episode 11

The Smile of Reason

Season 1, Episode 10

The Pursuit of Happiness

Season 1, Episode 9

The Light of Experience

Season 1, Episode 8

Grandeur and Obedience

Season 1, Episode 7

Protest and Communication

Season 1, Episode 6

The Hero as Artist

Season 1, Episode 5

Man: The Measure of All Things

Season 1, Episode 4

Romance and Reality

Season 1, Episode 3

The Great Thaw

Season 1, Episode 2

The Skin of Our Teeth

Season 1, Episode 1

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