Everything you need to understand or teach Russian Thinkers by Isaiah Berlin.
Russian Thinkers is a collection of essays by the famed British political philosopher and professor or Russian studies, Isaiah Berlin. The essays appeared in various journals from the 1940's through the 1960's. The essays, collected and edited by Russian scholars Henry Hardy and Aileen Douglas, focus on the history and thinking of the major Russian thinkers, social theorists, critics and novelists of the nineteenth century. They range from novelists such as Leo Tolstoy, Feodor Dostoevsky and Ivan Turgenev, to critics and aesthetes such as Vissarion Belinsky, to agitators such as Mikhail Bakunin and populist revolutionaries such as Nikolay Chernyshevsky.
Berlin draws attention to overlooked Russian writers and thinkers, or to overlooked themes in the work of well-known writers. The book includes his most famous essay, "The Hedgehog and the Fox," which addresses Leo Tolstoy's philosophy of history as revealed in his great historical novels, especially War and Peace...
Russian Thinkers Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including: