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The first part of Baudrillard's 'Simulations', and most provocative because it made a fiction of theory, was 'The Procession of Simulacra.' It had first been published in 'Simulacre et Simulations' (1981). The second part, written much earlier and in a more academic mode, came from 'L'Echange Symbolique et la Mort' (1977). It was a half-earnest, half-parodical attempt to 'historicize' his own conceit by providing it with some kind of genealogy of the three orders of appearance; the Counterfeit attached to the classical period; Production for the industrial era; and Simulation, controlled by the code. It was Baudrillard's version of Foucault's 'Order of Things' and his ironical commentary of the history of truth. The book opens on a quote from Ecclesiastes asserting flatly that 'the simulacrum is true.' It was certainly true in Baudrillard's book, but otherwise apocryphal.