So I was just sent a questionnaire to complete; they want me to write about a historical topic and explain the principal historical problem raised by the topic and why it has intrigued me in no more than 500 words.
I'm just wondering how people interpreted the 'principal historical problem' bit? Is it the kind of problems a historian might encounter when tackling the topic (in terms of measuring/researching it) or is it more the core question of the topic (eg was the Cold War inevitable). Having real issues tackling this question so would massively appreciate any help.
Also did you explicitly state in the intro or something; 'the principle historical problem is...' or was it just kind of self-evident in your answer?
Can you relate?