The Elizabethan mathemagician John Dee was the first to use Thamaturgy in an English text, in, of all places, his preface to Euclid’s Elements (which is the most published book in the world behind the bible). Its a bit heavy handed, thamaturgy would be what we now call engineering, though in modern fantasy (particularly the fiction of China Meiville) retains arcane elements, which are fully embraced in Armada. As a clerical mathematician, you would be aware of these things. Dee was accused of being a conjurer by his neighbors, the local children were terrified of him, and his rant which follows in this text is quite entertaining.
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