Civilisation – A Sceptic’s Guide

Following our success with ‘Nationalism’, David Cannadine addresses another divisive and dangerously simplistic human grouping : CIVILISATION.

Our programme looks at the history of the idea of civilisation. When did the term civilisation begin to have common currency and when were the moments in history when concern about civilisation (and, by implication, the activity of the uncivilised barbarian beyond) were at their most pronounced?


Produced by Susan Marling

Broadcast: Winter 2016