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muzeum

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Spinning Top Bibliography
« on: August 10, 2017, 08:45:09 AM »

I'm overwhelmed with the knowledge of the people in this forum.

I would be very grateful if you could recommend me books about spinning tops.
I am particularly interested in the issues:
-  how spinning tops spread around the world,
- their history, how they adopted in cultures, how their names were changed

I am particularly interested in Asia.

I will be grateful for your help.

Tomasz

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Dick Stohr

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Re: Spinning Top Bibliography
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 10:07:24 AM »

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Re: Spinning Top Bibliography
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 01:20:50 PM »

Welcome!

A great place to start is D.W. Gould's book, discussed here. Asian tops get some coverage.

Another authoritative source is the book by renowned collector and forum member Lourens Bas, availalable from the author.

Since many other top books have been discussed here, go to the very top of the forum and search on "book", as I just did. If you can, exclude "facebook".

I'll give you a few more leads when I'm at my desk.
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Re: Spinning Top Bibliography
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 01:27:42 PM »

A starting place would be this history by Val Oliver:
https://nebula.wsimg.com/c43a0cc42bb39ffc9229b6001508b663?AccessKeyId=20256C3AB2A2261CB9C0&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Good luck and have fun.

I see several of the books I was going to recommend in the bibliography at the end of this article.
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Re: Spinning Top Bibliography
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 03:32:05 AM »

My bibliography is here: http://ta0.com/papyrus/papyrus.html
Now that I visisted Lourens, I will be adding several more . . .
« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 03:34:22 AM by ta0 »
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muzeum

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Re: Spinning Top Bibliography
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 09:10:16 AM »

Thank You

Valerie Oliver article is great!

I've just bought "The Top Universal Toy - Enduring Pastime by D.W.Gould  :D

I found interesting notes in "Korean games : with notes on the corresponding games of China and Japan" by Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929
link https://archive.org/details/cu31924023272424

It is particularly interesting for me that many sources give credit to China for invention Whip Top.   

The Whip Top is one of the oldest games in Poland, I wonder where it come from?:)






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Re: Spinning Top Bibliography
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 05:17:53 PM »


It is particularly interesting for me that many sources give credit to China for invention Whip Top.   

The Whip Top is one of the oldest games in Poland, I wonder where it come from?:)

It could have been early traders from Europe who visited what is now known as Asia brought them back, along with spices and other things of perceived value.
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