Homework Help

What are two important things that Charlemagne accomplished?

user profile pic

gsstom | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) Honors

Posted August 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM via web

dislike 1 like

What are two important things that Charlemagne accomplished?

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 29, 2012 at 2:28 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

The main accomplishment of Charlemagne was his expansion of the Carolingian Empire.  As emperor, Charlemagne took many new areas into the empire.  Notably, these included all of Northern Italy and parts of Spain.  Another accomplishment of Charlemagne has to do with the way he governed the empire.  The empire was not very tightly administered or organized.  Charlemagne worked hard to remedy this situation.  He tried to bring the empire more under central control and to have an organized system of rule.  Part of this involved using the Church as a unifying force.  During Charlemagne's lifetime, at least, he was successful in this effort.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes