Raoul McLaughlin was educated at Lagan College, the first integrated school in Northern Ireland. He studied archaeology and ancient history at Queens University Belfast before completing a master's degree and then a PhD in the study of trade beyond Rome's eastern frontiers. He lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire which seized power i...[SEE MORE]