Mark Levene

Mark Levene lectures in Modern Jewish History at the University of Warwick. He was awarded the 1991 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History for the manuscript of his book "War, Jews and the New Europe: The Diplomacy of Lucien Wolf 1914-1919".

Publications by Mark Levene

Authority and Legitimacy in Jewish Leadership: The Case of Lucien Wolf (1857-1930)

The traditional leadership of Anglo-Jewry came increasingly into question in the early 1900s. A burgeoning agenda associated with an influx of East European immigrants and a rising tide of anti-Semitism provided ammunition for Zionists and workers’ organizations to mount a challenge to its hegemony. The challenge was sharpest in the area
of foreign affairs where the part-time amateur conduct of a self-selecting, self-perpetuating oligarchy in the Conjoint Foreign Committee appeared most keenly out of touch, out of date, and lacking in democratic accountability. Read More »