Books are commonly organized into 3 main parts known as Front Matter, Core Matter, and Back Matter. While the core matter pages are often divided into chapters or sections, both the front matter and back matter are divided into smaller segments with their own individual purpose. Traditionally, the front matter pages are numbered with roman numerals, while the remaining pages use the standard Arabic numbering.
The following are the main parts of a book (in proper order). A complete explanation of these terms can be found in the glossary.