Artifice and Elegance

Blog #23

Corpus Mysticum (Digitale)

‘Two Bodies in One’ first analysed by Ernst Kantorowicz in his The King’s Two Bodies, which details the emergence of the legal concept by which the king has both a natural body and a mystical body (corpus mysticum) understood as the everlasting polity. “The popular sovereign is the contemporary mystical corpus of the state.”

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