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This famous Italian brand will continue to be known for having introduced many innovations in the world of modeling, starting with the wide dissemination of newly available decals, the first large-scale military motorcycles and the first European armored models in 1/72. ESCI was also a pioneer in offering multiple variations of the same model allowing one to visualize the markings or parts unique to the model, in addition to the first (and sometimes first-ever) kits for large cockpit combat aircraft. The creation of the ESCI firm predates World War II and is known for its models appearing for the first time in the early seventies. REVIEWS Buckle-up for a nostalgic ride. Contents course from a surprising early Spanish connection, through initial decal releases and troubled corporate collaborations to kit production - planes, tanks, cars, figures, motorcycles, scale cockpits and more. Coverage boldly names names - and even explains ESCI's penguin mascot!...So strap into Histoire & Collections' little Wayback Machine. And enjoy the trip! Cybermodeler
While European powers were at war with the Ottoman Empire for much of the eighteenth century, European opera houses were staging operas featuring singing sultans and pashas surrounded by their musical courts and harems. Mozart wrote The Abduction from the Seraglio. Rossini created a series of works, including The Italian Girl in Algiers. And these are only the best known of a vast repertory. This book explores how these representations of the Muslim Ottoman Empire, the great nemesis of Christian Europe, became so popular in the opera house and what they illustrate about European–Ottoman international relations. After Christian armies defeated the Ottomans at Vienna in 1683, the Turks no longer seemed as threatening. Europeans increasingly understood that Turkish issues were also European issues, and the political absolutism of the sultan in Istanbul was relevant for thinking about politics in Europe, from the reign of Louis XIV to the age of Napoleon. While Christian European composers and publics recognized that Muslim Turks were, to some degree, different from themselves, this difference was sometimes seen as a matter of exotic costume and setting. The singing Turks of the stage expressed strong political perspectives and human emotions that European audiences could recognize as their own.

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